Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
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The National Youth Administration was a part of the Works Progress Administration or WPA created by President Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's to get the country back to work after the great depression.
The Aviation Mechanics Project was stared at the Houlton airport in the fall of 1939 to teach youths about aviation mechanics. It was moved in 1943 when one of the buildings burned. Most of these projects were given up when the war effort began in 1941.
About This Item
- Title: The National Youth Administration hangar with planes, Houlton, ca. 1940
- Creation Date: circa 1940
- Subject Date: circa 1940
- Local Name: Airport
- Town: Houlton
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
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LC Subject Headings
- Airplane equipment
- Great Depression.
- Houlton (Me.)
- United States. National Youth Administration.
- United States. Works Progress Administration.
- Great depression
- National Youth Administration
- New Deal
- Works Progress Administration
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