Boise in Ada County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
The WPA (Works Project Administration)
— Did You Know? —
The WPA created jobs and provided income to many Idahoans during the Great Depression. The program funded thousands of public works projects such as highways, bridges, schools and municipal buildings, as well as numerous public art projects. Boise retains many buildings constructed through this program. The Boise Art Museum and the Ada County Courthouse are two exquisite examples.
When it was shut down by Congress in 1943, the WPA was the largest employer in the nation, second only to the U.S. Army.
Erected 2007 by Boise Arts Commission. (Marker Number 2.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work.
Location. 43° 36.588′ N, 116° 12.433′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker can be reached from South Capitol Boulevard near Julia Davis Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilson Price Hunt Expedition (within shouting distance of this marker); The Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); McClelland (sic) Ferry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reinhold Chrystman (about 400 feet away); The Boise Gallery of Art - 1937 (about 500 feet away); Sacajawea and Pomp (about 500 feet away); The Story of Julia & Tom Davis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
More about this marker. This marker is on a light standard. "Did You Know?" is a series of such markers located along or near South Capital Boulevard.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.