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About this photograph

This photograph is part of the online exhibit, "Works Projects in North Carolina, 1933-1941" and is published courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.

Date created
c. 1934
Watauga County, North Carolina
This photograph copyright ©2006. All Rights Reserved
Original image housed by North Carolina State Archives

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  • The Great Depression and World War II: Primary sources and readings explore the history of North Carolina and the United States during the Great Depression and World War II (1929–1945). (Page 1.1)

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Men work on a Watauga County road during the Depression.

Workers with shovels and wheelbarrows work to improve Sandy Flat-Shulls Mills Rd. in Watauga County, North Carolina. The project was part of a partnership between the Emergency Relief Administration and the state of North Carolina Highway Department to improve the infrastructure of the state and provide jobs during the Depression.