|Baxter (Marion County)|
West Virginia USA
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The readings for this cemetery were originally done in October, 1937 by the WPA.
The Works Progress Administration (renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration; WPA) was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions of unemployed people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads.
Created by order of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the WPA was funded by Congress with passage of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 on April 8, 1935.
Between 1935 and 1943, the WPA provided almost eight million jobs. It tried to provide one paid job for all families in which the breadwinner suffered long-term unemployment
Liquidated on June 30, 1943, as a result of low unemployment due to the worker shortage of World War II, the WPA provided millions of Americans with jobs for 8 years.