Saturday, May 14, 2016

Back in the day...

Confronted with an economic collapse, known today as the Great Depression, the Federal Government DID SOMETHING... and that something has had lasting value.

Here's the Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood, Oregon:

(By edward stojakovic from chicago, United States - Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood)

This was a WPA project - the Federal Government paying people to build stuff!
You can stay there today. It's a ski resort.

It's not unique.

Nearer to my home, Bandelier National Monument was constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps members.

All the trails, the visitor center... pretty much EVERYTHING at Bandelier National Monument was built by the CCC.

... and the WPA sponsored the "Federal Music Project".
Among other things, this organization presented Gilbert & Sullivan across America.
Here's a pic from a production of "H.M.S. Pinafore" on a lake in a park in Cincinnati, Ohio:

Yep - back in the good old days, OUR government actually did stuff!

... and much of what the Government did still stands, and is used!

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