“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Providence in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Foundations From The Past

Foundations From The Past Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 4, 2018
1. Foundations From The Past Marker
America needed hope in the early 1930s, as The Great Depression took its toll. Newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt implemented social programs, such as the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.), which put men to work. The young park district played an important role in these Depression-era work programs, and vice-versa.

Metroparks had nearly 1,400 people working through these programs. They planted trees, restored canal locks, drained swamps, and constructed shelters, bridges and ponds. This shelter is a prime example of work from the era. As you explore Metroparks see how many others you can find.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 🏞️, the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists.
Location. 41° 25.014′ N, 83° 

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52.195′ W. Marker is in Providence, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is at the intersection of South River Road (U.S. 24) and Ludwig Road, on the right when traveling east on South River Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13875 S River Rd, Grand Rapids OH 43522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Water's Way: Flood And Ice (a few steps from this marker); Tempers Explode As Dams Get Built (a few steps from this marker); Providence Historical District (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 150th Anniversary of the Great Starvation (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Patrick Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Grand Rapids Town Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Lasting Legacy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thurston Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 13, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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