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1930-1949

architectural drawing of the new castle post office circa 1933. Provided courtest of Eckles Architecture and Engineering.

Post Office on the Diamond

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) The Public Buildings Act The Public Buildings Act of 1926 authorized $50M for the construction of federal buildings in Washington DC, and earmarked an additional $150M for construction projects outside the District of Columbia. It also permitted the hire of private architects for the …

photo of esso oil ad in aviation magazine

The Flying Wilsons: Maxine and Findley

Maxine Anderson Wilson learned to fly after marrying her husband, pilot Findley Wilson in 1937. In 1939 she was the first District woman to hold a private license, and the only woman pilot in Lawrence County and many surrounding counties, to hold a commercial permit, allowing her to haul passengers. …

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