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BDG-1 glider from the WPA's Camp Roosevelt being inspected at Taylor Field in Ocala.
, M82-133, Folder 10
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 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.
Accompanying note: "Col. A.B. McMullen, Director of the Aviation Division, Florida State Road Department inspects the Florida BGD-1[sic] motorless airplane designed and built at the School of Adult Education, University of Florida in the fall of 1936. Col. McMullen is in the cockpit. Woodward F. Barnwell, gliding instructor is shown at the right."
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Lazarus, William C. BDG-1 glider from the WPA's Camp Roosevelt being inspected at Taylor Field in Ocala. 1936. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/342117>, accessed 21 September 2021.
Lazarus, William C. BDG-1 glider from the WPA's Camp Roosevelt being inspected at Taylor Field in Ocala. 1936. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/342117>.
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