Sunday, March 15, 2009


Hello Dear Reader,
When Grandpa (Wes) Carter was about fifteen it seemed impossible to get a job. No one had work of any kind. But every family with a small income was eligible for government help under the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Wes worked on a WPA project digging sewer-line trenches with a pick and shovel. Some trenches were dug ten feet deep. All the dirt had to be thrown out of each trench with a shovel—hard work. The pay was in the form of groceries and commodities. To receive their goods, the workers went to the old woolen mill at 125 North 1st West in Provo and stood in line. Finally Wes refused to do this. He didn’t mind the work but hated standing in line for the pay.
Aunt Genni

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