On the first day without employment....or I guess I should say the first day of self-employment, I received an email about another National Register nomination. I thought, sure I'm interested, I'll ride this as far as God wants to take me. It was a New Deal project in Mishawaka on the Saint Joseph River.
For all us Hoosiers who complain about FDR and the New Deal-some interesting stats reveal that our ancestors felt much differently. Indiana ranked as one of the top beneficiaries of wages paid out. By the end of 1933, 104,000 persons had been given employment throughout
An article in the South Bend Tribune from 1934 was a bit prophetic if you ask me: "only the passage of time will reveal to the fullest extent the lasting benefits that may be derived from the gigantic CWA program". As well we know, the benefits are unmeasurable.