On July 15, 1938, PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT wrote a letter of greeting to the representatives of the public and of the medical professions who would be attending the National Health Conference in Washington, D.C. The President told them that there was a pressing need for a coordinated national action program on health. "Such a program," wrote the President, "necessarily must take account of the fact that millions . . . .
The Civil Works Administration (CWA), created during a lunchtime meeting in November 1933, put 4.3 million people to work 10 weeks later on roads, schools, parks, playgrounds and athletic fields. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT's better-known WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) employed millions more and left durable monuments all over the country. . . . (PHOTO: WPA construction workers in 1936. The Roosevelt program was one of several that employed millions during the Great Depression.)
Memphis Pink Palace Museum Murals - Project type: Art, Mural New Deal Agencies: Civil Works Administration (CWA), Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) Started: 1934 Completed: 1935 Artists: Burton Callicott
#FossilFriday Aurora mastodonts 1 (above) and 2 (below) are two of four mastodonts (Mammut americanum) recovered beginning in March 1934 by Civil Works Administration workers digging what is now known as Mastodon Lake in Phillips Park, Aurora, Illinois. As of the present, Mastodont 1 at Aurora is Illinois’ “last mastodont standing.” Photograph courtesy of the Illinois State Museum.