Public Improvement created by Work Progress Administration in West Virginia during the Great Depression.
West Virginia USA Date:1937 Duration:2 min 0 sec Sound:Yes
View of elderly people and orphan children entering a building. WPA or Works Progress Administration Public Improvements show new log houses at Mercer County Industrial Park, a commune or community helping men, women, and families affected by the depression. Women milk cows. Man plowing a field with two horses pulling a hand plow, to provide food for the common community. Line of men with hoes work in a garden. Scenes from Camp Fairchance at Low Gap in Boone County West Virginia (South of Madison and Danville) shows totem poles at the camp entrance, a boy blowing a bugle, boy orphans waking up in a bunk house and girl orphans eating together in a dining hall. Young girl children sewing. Children playing, swimming in a nearby stream or lake, and marching behind a band on the grounds of the camp. Camp buildings seen in the background. Trumpeter on wood frame lashed tower blows bugle as American flag is lowered.
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