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Miami Shores Levee photograph
Description: caption reads: "Break in levee at Miami shores, repaired by W.P.A." The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was a government office that hired unemployed Americans to work on various government projects. Many of these projects were similar to ones sponsored by the Public Works Administration. During its existence, the WPA constructed more than 600,000 miles of roads and built or repaired more than 124,000 bridges, 125,000 public buildings, 8,000 parks, and 850 airport runways View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B05F09_058
Subjects: Geography and Natural Resources; Climate and Weather; Dams; Flood control; Miami Conservancy District (Ohio)
Places: Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)