FDR's Green Dream: The Quoddy Dam Project
Men at Work
Workers drilling in February 1936. New Deal projects, sometimes criticized as "make work," were responsible for many of the major infrastructure developments of the Depression era. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) employed more than 8.5 million people. WPA employees built bridges, roads, public buildings, public parks and airports -- including many of the large power-generating systems we still use today.