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Finding Katahdin Document Packets, Chapter 10, Sections 2 & 3

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Sidewalk work, Biddeford, ca. 1934

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Sidewalk work, Biddeford, ca. 1934 / Maine State Archives

Chapter 10, page 300-302.

Local and federal governments supplied relief to the many who were unemployed. The City of Portland spent five times as much on relief for the city's poor in 1933 as it had in 1930.

In return for aid, people built roads, cleaned streets, and cut lumber from town lots.