WPA nurses conduct health check ups in nurseries while men construct roads and build dams in drought areas of the Great Plains.
United States USA Date:1936 Duration:3 min 24 sec Sound:Yes
Drought affected areas of the Great Plains during the Dust Bowl in the U.S. A Nursery school in the drought area. Works Progress Administration (WPA) nurses conduct a health check up physical examination of children. Children seated on benches in the school. A nurse questions a little girl. They administer typhoid serum. One takes a little boys temperature while another examines a boy's eyes and throat for signs of problems caused by dust. Farmers with horses and horse carts. They construct roads under the Works Administration Program (WPA). They employ horses and plows for road building in order to carry crops to market. They cut wide fire lanes in drought damaged farms in order to prevent the spread of Prarie fire. Construction of assorted small dams to capture rain water. Men transport dirt and rocks in wheel barrows, dig in the ground, and work with machinery and equipment. Larger dams are also built. Men at cleared land. They twist strengthening wires into place using pliers. Men wearing gloves and smoking pipes work at the dam site.
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