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Great depression in pennsylvania

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Great depression in pennsylvania

  1. 1. Great Depression in Pennsylvania<br />
  2. 2. Wannamaker’s in Philly<br />
  3. 3. Centre County<br />Within four years of the stock market crash of 1929, national unemployment reached 25%, but in Pennsylvania it was a staggering 37% pushing 1.4 million people into joblessness and poverty.<br />By the end of the Great Depression, Centre County lost a quarter of all its business establishments including four of its five laundries, it's only sporting goods store, and six ice cream parlors.<br />
  4. 4. Coal Production<br />
  5. 5. Philadelphia<br />
  6. 6. Pittsburgh<br />
  7. 7. Governor meets with miners<br />
  8. 8. Southern Banks Closes Doors<br />
  9. 9. Public Auction of Farm in York, PA<br />
  10. 10. Newly Paved Road in 1936<br />
  11. 11. Pittsburgh Courier<br />
  12. 12. CCC<br />
  13. 13. Pine Dam Construction<br />
  14. 14. Mifflin County <br />
  15. 15. Allegheny National Forest, 1935<br />
  16. 16. Wyoming State Forest, 1933<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. WPA<br />From 1935 to 1943, Works Progress Administration workers built:<br />• 650,000 miles of roads<br />• 78,000 bridges<br />• 125,000 civilian and military buildings<br />• 800 airports (built, improved or enlarged)<br />• 700 miles of airport runway<br />Workers also were responsible for:<br />• 900 million hot lunches served to school children<br />• 1,500 nursery schools operated<br />• 225,000 musical concerts presented to 150 million people<br />• 475,000 art works 276 books and 701 pamphlets created<br />
  19. 19. CCC Camps<br />

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