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Spring-Wood Park

 
 
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Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 25, 2008
1. Spring-Wood Park Marker
Inscription.  This park was planned and developed by The Greer City Council with reconstruction finance corporation funds.
 
Erected 1933 by Greer City Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 34° 56.508′ N, 82° 14.028′ W. Marker is in Greer, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on Green St.. This Marker is at the end of the Greer City Stadium. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greer SC 29651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tribute to Greer Firefighters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stone Mortar (approx. 0.4 miles away); 101 Trade Street (approx. half a mile away); National Highway (approx. 0.6 miles away); Worth Barnett Overpass (approx. 0.6 miles away); Indian Boundary Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Indian Boundary Line (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mike Garfield (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greer.
 
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1. The Reconstruction Finance Corporation
The Reconstruction Finance Corporation was approved January 22, 1932 during the administration of Herbert Hoover. Intended to bail out the banking system (and secondarily, to bail out the railroad bonds, which were the largest asset held by the banks, it became bogged down in bureaucracy and failed to disperse many of its funds in its early years, principally due to partisan politics. Under Hoover's guidance, the RFC could not stem the failure of the banking system.

In 1933, a new President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, kept the agency, increased the funding, streamlined the bureaucracy, and used it to help restore business prosperity, especially in banking and railroads. Roosevelt intended the RFC to be used as a powerful lending institution to help restore the United States credit system.

With new leadership and financial backing, the agency made positive contributions and helped increase the amount of experienced personnel in local communities to implement expanding New Deal programs. The RFC was totally disbanded in 1957.

Based on available information about the RFC and its purpose, it is unclear how RFC funds were approved to help build this park. However it was done, its doubtful the park's visitors are complaining.
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Spring-Wood Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 28, 2008
2. Spring-Wood Park Marker
This park was planned and developed by The Greer City Council with reconstruction finance corporation funds. 1933
Submitted September 16, 2008.
 
Spring-Wood Park Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 28, 2008
3. Spring-Wood Park Markers
Spring-wood Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard
4. Spring-wood Park
Greer City Stadium image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 28, 2008
5. Greer City Stadium
Spring-Wood Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 28, 2008
6. Spring-Wood Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,687 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 8, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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