Tractor engine & hoist, March 1935

  • Tractor engine & hoist, March 1935
  • "The Town of Wakefield was among the most active communities that worked with the CWA (Civil Works Administration, which was established in 1933 by the New Deal during the Great Depression to create manual labor jobs for millions of unemployed during the winter, until it ended in March 1934); and the WPA (Works Progress Administration, the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency which employed millions of unskilled workers to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads). As a result, several road and sewer projects were undertaken throughout the Town, including the relaying of water mains which employed 393 men, and the 'dressing up of the Town' at all the entrances into the community, with new curbing. Additional projects included adding cement sidewalks and widening streets. These may have been local contractors, public works employees, or WPA works involved in the operation that used the tractor engine and hoist to operate the dragline."
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 2012
  • Photo courtesy of JC Marketing Associates
  • 03-1935
  • Wakefield, Mass. : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


“Tractor engine & hoist, March 1935,” Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, Mass., accessed June 23, 2021,


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