This hits close to home for me. Let me explain, during the Great Depression FDR established a recovery plain aka “The New Deal” to put Americans back to work with Federal Government funding. The WPA was born. What the women in the article did is a part of that program. There were labor projects for men and camps to house them. My grandfather worked and lived in one of those camps in Tennessee. There is a Historical Marker at that spot. I have seen it. He was a share croper prior to this but the “Great Boul Weavel Invasion Of 1921 all but whiped out the cotton farming in the South.