West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 3 Photos

Original Sanitary & Ship Canal Completion and Improvment

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Photo 3.27

Laborers are doing repair work on both canal banks of the Sanitary & Ship Canal in the vicinity of Summit, February 14, 1934. Jobs were scarce in the hard times of the 1930s. Fortunately, the District had much work to offer maintaining existing infrastructure and constructing new. Funds to create jobs and do this work were available through loans from the federal Works Progress Administration. (MWRD photo 17885)