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The Legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s WPA in Florida

Event Date:

May 1 @ 6:30 pm

Venue:

Port St. Lucie Community Center
2195 SE Airoso Blvd
Port St. Lucie, FL 34984

Organizer:

Sandra Bogan
772-785-5833
bogans@stlucieco.org

Program Description:

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was on one of FDR’s most wide-ranging, yet controversial programs. Many saw it as a “make work’ program which did not accomplish its goals – the acronym was derided as “We Piddle Around.” The evidence indicates that the program was far more successful and, even today, Floridians enjoy the buildings and constructions created by the WPA. This program views the WPA and focuses on the still existing projects.

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