- Parkersburg, WV
- Site Type:
- Infrastructure and Utilities, Flood and Erosion Control
- New Deal Agencies:
- Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs, National Youth Administration (NYA)
- Quality of Information:
- Site Survival:
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) carried out flood recovery work after the floods in Parkersburg in the spring of 1937. The WPA provided 700 workers (200 of which were National Youth Administration workers) and $ 31,000. The WPA crews assisted with evacuation efforts and the protection and recovery of property.
The Parkersburg News, Feb. 2, 1937.
The Parkersburg News And Sentinel, WPA tackles Parkersburg projects, May 7, 2016: (https://www.newsandsentinel.com/opinion/local-columns/2016/05/wpa-tackles-parkersburg-projects/), accessed April 1, 2018.
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