Monday, October 11, 2010

The Pack Horse Librarians Of Kentucky




What an interesting story from the depression days.

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration, he
also saw that women get some work, not just the men.

The administration came up with the plan to deliver books to rural areas in Kentucky
to isolated and poor people.
Women were riding horses and carrying the books to the people.
It wasn't an easy job and you had to be a strong woman to keep up.

They were called "Horse Pack Librarians".

Unfortunately, it was dismantled after a few years.

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2 Comments:

At Sunday, October 31, 2010, Blogger CherylK said...

How interesting! I didn't know that and I think that it's cool that I've learned it from someone in Canada!! Thanks!

 
At Sunday, October 31, 2010, Blogger maria said...

I am developing a strong desire to learn more about American history and that's from my research on the Net.

Glad you learned something.

Marie

 

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