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The WPA Dams of Indiana County

During the Great Depression of the 1930s the Works Progress Administration employed men in Indiana County to work on various road and stream projects. One reminder of the WPA work are the low head dams located on Little Mahoning Creek near Rochester Mills. The photo depicts the Steele No. 1 Dam and the Rochester Dam. The construction year was 1937 and the projects were sponsored by the Indiana County Commissioners.