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Boise in Ada County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

The WPA (Works Project Administration)

1935-1943

 

—Did You Know? —

 
The WPA (Works Project Administration) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2018
1. The WPA (Works Project Administration) Marker
Inscription. Created in May 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the WPA was the largest of his New Deal relief programs...
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.)
 
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 or near this postal address: 750 South Capitol Boulevard, Boise ID 83702, United States of America.
 
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);
The WPA (Works Project Administration) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2018
2. The WPA (Works Project Administration) Marker
McClelland (sic) Ferry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Boise Gallery of Art - 1937 (about 500 feet away); Sacajawea and Pomp (about 500 feet away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tom and Julia Davis Homesite (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bar Gernika (approx. 0.4 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.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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