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Scrap Drive: Removal of Rails from Catherine St. for Steel, May 1942

Scrap Drive: Removal of Rails from Catherine St. for Steel, May 1942 image
Month
May
Year
1942
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SCRAP FOR GUNS, BATTLESHIPS, TANKS: Long unused street car rails in Ann Arbor are going into the nation's war effort as scrap iron. A group of WPA workers is shown tearing up the rails on Catherine St., starting the job of salvaging between five and six hundred tons of the rails from Ann Arbor streets. The labor cost will be met by theWPA--the city contributing the value of the scrap iron as its share--and the WPA will repair the pvaement damaged int eh process.
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