YELM CREEK PROJECT IS APPROVED (Nisqually Valley News November 21, 1935)

Nisqually Valley News November 21, 1935

Yelm creek flood control project, which was turned down early in the year came to life with a bang this week when word came from Washington that the project had been approved and on Thursday, army engineers were in Yelm and announced that work would start on the project next Monday. with about twenty men employed. This will be increased to about forty men later.

The man in charge of the work for the army will move to this neighborhood and bring his children here for school.

The ma project is estimated to cost $16,500 and will take some ix or more months to complete.

Work Relief Started on Streets
(Nisqually Valley News November 21, 1935)

Coming as a complete surprise to local authorities, the Works Progress Administration started work on the Yelm streets Tuesday morning with a row of ten men and Ed Kelly for foreman and Godfrey Anderson as the time keeper, making a crew of twelve men.

Mayor Curry reported that no word had been heard since the request tor the project was submitted and they were not prepared for the work.

The city program contemplates the finishing of the sidewalks, of concrete on Yelm avenue, gravel sidewalks and side streets.

The cost of the town project was originally estimated at $19,350.

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