- Wauwatosa, WI
- Site Type:
- Parks and Recreation
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Civil Works Administration (CWA)
“When federal funds became available under the Civil Works Administration (CWA), with only three weeks of planning time Milwaukee city and county officials developed projects to employ 26,000 workers in the winter of 1933-34 doing landscaping, road grading, street repair and painting. One of the largest projects employed almost 2,000 men straightening out an S-curve in the Milwaukee River and constructing a lagoon and islands in Lincoln Park in order to reduce flooding on the north side of Milwaukee. County park projects included construction of a quarry at Currie Park.”
Source notesLois M. Quinn, John Pawasarat and Laura Serebin, "Jobs for Workers on Relief in Milwaukee County, 1930-1994," Employment and Training Institute Division of Outreach and Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. February 1995.
Site originally submitted by Erin TerBeek on October 4, 2012.
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