- Lewistown, MT
- Site Type:
- Forestry and Agriculture, Pest Control
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
The Big Timber Pioneer newspaper reported in January 1937 that a rat eradication project was being undertaken by the WPA in the Montana town of Lewistown:
“A ton of rat poison and 1,500 traps arrived in the city as the first step in a campaign to rid the city of its overabundance of the pests. The extermination will be carried on as a WPA project, in co-operation with city and county authorities.”
Later the same year, the same paper reported that:
“WPA officials have informed County Agent Ralph Stuckey the cricket and grasshopper control project will be carried on in Fergus county during the coming growing season. Labor for mixing bait to combat the infestation will be furnished by the WPA.”
Source notes"Treasure State News In Brief"; Big Timber Pioneer, Jan. 21, 1937, page 6. "Treasure State News in Brief"; Big Timber Pioneer, Mar. 4, 1937, page 6.
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 22, 2014.
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