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Weedpatch Camp

  • Also Known As: Arvin Federal Government Camp
  • Also Known As: Sunset Labor Camp
  • Also Known As: Arvin Federal Camp

  • Address: 8305 Sunset Blvd
  • Vicinity: W of Main St, Weedpatch, Ca
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

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Weedpatch Camp


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1936/00/00 Works Progress Administration (WPA) Government Program Weedpatch Camp is setup for Dust Bowl refugee families escaping the drought stricken midwest.
1936/08/00 John Steinbeck Work Steinbeck visits Weedpatch federal camp to do fieldwork for the seven-part San Francisco News series 'Harvest Gypsies.' The Grapes of Wrath (book)

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Particulars for Weedpatch Camp:
Area of Significance Agriculture
Sight Category Building
Era Great Depression
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Library
Historic Use Meeting hall
Area of Significance Politics-government
Historic Use Post Office
Area of Significance Social History

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 22nd January 1996

Registry Name: Weedpatch Camp
Registry Address: 8305 Sunset Blvd.
Registry Number: 95001554
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Local
Architect: Works Progress Administration
Contributing Buildings: 3
Non-Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Agriculture, Politics-government, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1936
Historic Function: Social, Government, Education
Historic Sub-Function: Post office, Meeting hall, Library
Current Function: Vacant, not in use
Current Sub-Function:

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