Where in the World is Evan?

This month, LND’s Researcher-at-Large Evan Kalish highlights New Deal efforts at a unique site in Georgia—the Ocmulgee National Monument outside Macon. This monument protects a pre-Columbian native settlement dating back millennia. Many New Deal agencies had an impact on the development of this site, including the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Civil Works Administration, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, and the Works Progress Administration. One legacy of their work is the only Art Moderne visitors’ building in the national park system. The site is centered around the 1,000-year-old Earthlodge, which was renovated by the CCC. Ocmulgee was established as a National Monument by FDR.

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