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Woman with instructor working on a small loom at the WPA's Camp Roosevelt - Ocala, Florida.
Camp Roosevelt, located in Ocala just off highway 301/441, was a resident camp first built for the Army Corps of Engineer crews of the Cross Florida Ship Canal (later known as Cross Florida Barge Canal). From 1936 to early 1938, the WPA and the University of Florida assumed ownership for providing adult education classes. Later in 1938, the National Youth Administration (NYA) used it as a girls resident camp ? in conjunction with the Marion County Vocational School -- to educate and provide job skills to young women (later boys were included). During the 1940s, the NYA conducted defense work out of it, before in 1943 it reverted back to the Army Corps of Engineers. By the late 20th Century, the buildings were part of a residential neighborhood.
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Woman with instructor working on a small loom at the WPA's Camp Roosevelt - Ocala, Florida. 1936 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/145259>, accessed 29 January 2023.
Woman with instructor working on a small loom at the WPA's Camp Roosevelt - Ocala, Florida. 1936 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/145259>