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Township

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Beckwith Cemetery

Colwell

Niles

43.132 N

92.604 W

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Calvary Cemetery

Charles City

St. Charles Township East
(Charles City)

43.058 N

92.659 W

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Evergreen Cemetery
 

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Regarding Evergreen

Rudd

Rudd Twp.

43.142 N

92.921 W

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Flood Creek Cemetery

Marble Rock

Ulster Township

43.039 N

92.854 W

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Flood Creek M.E. Church Burials

Marble Rock

Ulster Township

 

 

 

Hillside Cemetery
a.k.a. East Side

Marble Rock

Union Twp.

42.958 N

92.867 W

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Howardville Cemetery

Floyd

Cedar Twp. West

43.187 N

92.702 W

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Liggett Cemetery

Charles City (Nashua)

Riverton Township, Sect. 20

41.9320 N

92.6519 W

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Oakwood Cemetery

Floyd

Floyd Twp.

43.118 N

92.731 W

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Park Cemetery

Nora Springs

Rock Grove Twp.

43.144 N

92.998 W

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Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Marble Rock

Pleasant Grove Twp. 

42.944 N

92.745 W

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Riverside Cemetery

Rockford

Rockford Twp.

43.058 N

92.946 W

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Riverside Cemetery

Charles City

St. Charles Township East
(Charles City)

43.077 N

92.688 W

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Riverton Cemetery

Charles City

Riverton Township

42.998 N

92.599 W

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Rock Grove Cemetery

Nora Springs

Rock Grove Twp.

43.123 N

92.988 W

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Spring Grove Cemetery

Nora Springs

Rock Grove Twp.

43.163 N

93.021 W

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Sunnyside Memory Gardens

Charles City

St. Charles Township East
(Charles City)

43.028 N

92.646 W

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St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery

Marble Rock

Union Twp.

43.0089 N

92.8132 W

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Ulster Township Cemetery

Rudd

Ulster Township

43.094 N

92.884 W

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West St. Charles Methodist Cemetery

Charles City

St. Charles Twp. West

43.058 N

92.790 W

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Westside Cemetery
a.k.a. Ackley Cemetery

Marble Rock

Union Twp.

42.956 N

92.874 W

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Unknown Name
Section 9

 

Ulster Township

     

 


 

What was the WPA?


When the Great Depression hit the United States in 1929, the American economy hit rock bottom. The value of the dollar became nearly worthless and millions of Americans lost their jobs. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced "The New Deal", a series of new programs designed to pick America back up on to its feet and get the economy moving again. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of those programs.

The WPA was born in 1935 with an initial appropriation of $4.88 billion dollars from the Emergency Relief Fund. Over the years, the WPA would employ some 8.5 million Americans, and spent a total of $11 billion dollars. the WPA employed out-of-work Americans who were certified by local agencies as meeting certain qualifications.

The WPA also funded some programs in the humanities, including the Federal Arts Project, Federal Writers Project, Federal Theatre Project, National Health Survey, and the Historical Records Survey (HRS). The HRS was responsible for creating the soundex indexes of the federal census which genealogists today have come to rely so heavily on. The HRS also compiled indexes of vital statistics, cemetery interments, school records, military records, maps, newspapers, and the list went on and on. Microfilms of these indexes were later made by other organizations.

When the United States entered World War II in 1941, Americans went to work building war machines. Hundreds of defense contractors earned orders, which spurned the growth of yet thousands of more companies. By 1943, it was clear that the WPA had run its course. Roosevelt signed the order terminating the WPA, which ended on June 30, 1943.


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