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Recovery in Michigan

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(1:02:43) b/w silent
On WPA projects in Michigan. Reel 1, timber is cut and a tourist cabin floor laid near Calumet. Reel 2, Red Cross women in Detroit wrap bandages. Track for the Detroit Street Railway is installed. A storm sewer is constructed in Bay City. Shows a municipal garage at Grand Rapids under construction. Reel 3, CCC units repair a fish hatchery at Grayling (pond beds are dug, concrete sides constructed, and fish transferred). A Detroit street is widened. A WPA orchestra plays. Shows a Department of Public Health building under construction at Lansing. Reel 4, an old sewerage system at Iron Mountain is removed. CCC units erect log bridges in the Houghton Lake State Forest. Women repair braille books at Lansing. Reel 5, a blind woman proofreads braille copy. Earth works and buildings at Fort Holmes on Mackinac Island are restored. An airport building is erected at Grand Rapids. Reel 6 shows toboggan slides at Grayling. A ski trail is cleared at Iron Mountain. Reel 7, school books are cleaned and rebound. Slum buildings are razed in Detroit. Reel 8, rebound books are issued to Detroit students. Women prepare free hot lunches at an East Lansing school. Eleanor Roosevelt greets WPA workers on a Grand Rapids building project.

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