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Ellicot Creek Park Casino - OU0493

 Built in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration.

Hidden by  GOF

N 43° 01.369' W 78° 49.544' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: BIT Cache
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 18 May 2012
 Date Created: 18 May 2012
 Last Modified: 21 August 2012
 Waypoint: OU0493


{{found}} 3 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
3060 Visitors
2 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
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Description   EN   



The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was instituted by presidential executive order under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of April 1935, to generate public jobs for the unemployed. The WPA was restructured in 1939 when it was reassigned to the Federal Works Agency.

By 1936 over 3.4 million people were employed on various WPA programs. Administered by Harry Hopkins and furnished with an original congressional allocation of $4.8 billion, the WPA made work accessible to the unemployed on an unparalleled scale by disbursing funds for an extensive array of programs. Hopkins argued that although the work relief program was more costly than direct relief payments, it was worth it. He averred, "Give a man a dole, and you save his body and destroy his spirit. Give him a job and you save both body and spirit."

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Log Entries    {{found}} 3x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 29 June 2016 bigwheel Found it

I didn't know this was "the Casino".... boy it sure seems like they have fixed it up since I remember it.  I think they used it as a row boat rental service back in the 60's..... Renting a row boat was great when you were a 10 year old except when you've been rowing for 10 minutes.....too much work!!

Thanks for bringing me here... brought back great memories!!



1 20 October 2012 Rayman Found it

Finally nobody was here! Stopped by before grabbing some lunch and then a few munzees while the facility wasn't in use. Never been inside despite living only a few miles away. TFTBit.

1 14 August 2012 Mr.Yuck Found it

I never talked to him about it, but now we know why CC left a bunch of blank BIT logs. The Casino was not booked on a Tuesday night, not a soul around. So I scanned the QR code, sat at a picnic table and thumbed out a log, and boom, blank log. Surprised  Editing at home, obviously. Found no problem, and thanks as always for your prolific alternative GPS gaming efforts.