Paving the Runways


This file appears in: The Works Progress Administration Renovations and the Fall of Abe Shushan
Paving the Runways

The men in this picture had probably been unemployed because of the Great Depression, so this project meant they could earn a paycheck. A paved runway meant less maintenance of the turf on the airfield, and it allowed bigger planes to land without risk of getting stuck in mud.

Abe L. Shushan Collection, Earl K. Long Library


This file appears in: The Works Progress Administration Renovations and the Fall of Abe Shushan