- Laurel, NE
- Site Type:
- Education and Health, Parks and Recreation, Schools, Athletic Courts and Fields
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
- Quality of Information:
- Site Survival:
In July 1935, the Laurel School Board sponsored a proposal for a new athletic field adjacent to the school grounds. The land had been used as a school “park”, but since the school had no athletic field to speak of, the Board proposed to procure 6,000 cubic yards of dirt from the nearby borrow pit of the State Highway Department and level the yard. Thirty men were given employment as a result of this Works Progress Administration (WPA) project.
Works Progress Administration Report of Completed or Discontinued Project, Project number 65-81-96. Report dated 16 November 1936.
Site originally submitted by Jill Dolberg on November 4, 2015.
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