Thursday, February 23, 2017

Looking Back to 1941: Progress on the DeKalb Garden Street Project

From the August 17, 2016, MidWeek "Looking Back."

This has to do with roads and the coming of World War II.

1941, 75 Years Ago.

"Crews of DeKalb city workmen have been engaged on the Garden Street project during the past few weeks and are rapidly nearing the end of the project on this one street.  It is expected that the work will be completed by the end of the week.

"The project was originally opened with WPA help, but when the federal government withdrew all help of this nature the city carried on the work with the aid of day labor.  Splendid progress has been reported and it is believed the gutter and curbing details will be completed within a short time, and should make possible the blacktopping operations that are planned."

Of course, the WPA was ramping down at this time as the workmen were needed in the military as war impended.


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