By Nick Taylor
Seventy-five years after Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, right here for the 1st time is the amazing tale of 1 of its enduring cornerstones, the Works growth management (WPA): its passionate believers, its livid critics, and its outstanding accomplishments.
The WPA is American historical past which may now not be extra present, from offering monetary stimulus to renewing a damaged infrastructure. brought in 1935 on the top of the good melancholy, while unemployment and desperation governed the land, this debatable national jobs software may without end swap the actual panorama and social guidelines of the USA. The WPA lasted 8 years, spent $11 billion, hired 8½ million women and men, and gave the rustic not just a renewed spirit yet a clean face. Now this interesting and informative e-book chronicles the WPA from its tumultuous beginnings to its lasting presence, and offers us cues for destiny motion.
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By 1910, even more space was needed, and a second freight house was built just to the east of the original building. This allowed the company to dedicate one of the houses to outbound freight and the other to inbound. ) 62 In addition to the loading docks on each building, another dock was built to allow teams to unload expedited freight directly into cars. m. and still be loaded onto the night boat to Chicago at Grand Haven. The Grand Rapids City Market was located on Market Street, just blocks away from the freight houses.
As seen here, wagons loaded and unloaded from the street side of the building. A passenger ticket office and waiting room occupied the two-story structure on the right, and the second story served as living quarters for the passenger agent. Freight motors loaded in the back of the building. The freight area contained 6,000 square feet of storage and handling space. During the 1910s, the company began to modify the freight motors so they could run as multiple car trains. Often a three-car train would be assembled at the west side freight house for the run to the lake.
Even in the middle of the resort season, the interurban tracks are nearly covered with sand. 53 At the end of the line, cars traveled around a loop to turn them for the trip back to town. The loop was located just below the dune at Stickney Ridge, south of the main Highland Park community. Longtime residents and visitors referred to this location as the “Indian Village” because of a collection of cottages some thought were reminiscent of teepees. This photograph was taken from the boardwalk at the top of the dunes, and the interurban tracks are visible along the beach.
American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work by Nick Taylor