Eads in Kiowa County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Unity Lodge No. 142, A.F. & A.M.
Works Progress Administration
the cooperation of
Federal, State and
by Works Progress
Dedicated to the
of human lives
A record of
Erected by Works Progress Administration.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list.
Location. 38° 28.811′ N, 102° 46.969′ W. Marker is in Eads, Colorado, in Kiowa County. Marker is on West 13th Street east of Slater Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just right of the 13th Street entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eads CO 81036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eads Roadside Park Exhibit (approx. ¼ mile away); High Plains Country Kiowa County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away).
Also see . . .
1. Unity Lodge No. 142, A.F. & A.M.
During the year 1911 a group of Masons from various lodges and states in the Union, who were farmers, businessmen, ranchers and homesteaders in Kiowa County, gathered at Eads and decided to form a Masonic lodge. The first stated communication was held Saturday evening, December 14, 1912 and the membership has steadily increased ever since that time, except for the period between 1928 and 1938 during which there was no work recorded because of the depression. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Works Progress Administration.
Works Progress Administration (WPA), also called (1939–43) Work Projects Administration, was a work program for the unemployed that was created in 1935 under U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. During its eight-year existence, the WPA put some 8.5 million people to work (over 11 million were unemployed in 1934) at a cost to the federal government of approximately $11 billion. The agency’s construction projects produced more than 650,000 miles (1,046,000 km) of roads; 125,000 public buildings; 75,000 bridges; 8,000 parks; and 800 airports. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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