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Golden Valley News
Beach, North Dakota
March 7, 1935     Golden Valley News
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March 7, 1935
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to Dismantle Noted S. D. 3-Tier Trestle of Eailways Lead, S. D., March 6.--Work- ers last week began dismant- ling the old and famous three-tier railroad trestle here, believed to be the only one of its kind in the world and for three decades a land- mark in the Black Hills. Pictured oz~ postcards sent to all parts of the globe by trav- elers, the historic bridge long since had passed from usefulness. The first train crossed it in 1902. Tracks of the Northwestern rail- road occupied the middle tier. A trolley line of the Chicago, Bur- lington, and Quincy was on the lower level. On the upper tracks the Homestake Mining Company operated ore trains. HOUSING DIVISION DELAYED BY F D R ~y 124 Families Have Been Provided Homes by Newest of Government Programs Washington, March 6.--The P W A housing division, in operation 18 ~onths with $150,000,000 at its corn- ered, has provided low-cost quarters for 124 faznI1~es, the t/nlted Press learned toda.v. The organization advanced $10,971,- II~ to three prlva~e limited dividend Projects at Philadelphia, Euclid, Ohio, and Altavista, Va. Not one of the fed- oral enterprises--tearing down of tene- I~ents in congested metropolitan areas and building of model apartments to rent for not more than $7 a room a ~onth--has been completed. The housing admlnlstration spent $2,500,000 on federal projects in the Year and a half, signed contracts total- i~g $3500 000 and approved 37 slum- clearance developments ~;hich will cost $121,500,000 actual work, however, must wait "at least until June," according to officials. The delay came, they explained, ~hen President Roosevelt impounded TIGATE PAY of housing money, franK- 000,000 to the federal emerg- relief administration to meet of unemployed during February. president took over the money in January, 16 months after crea- of the housing division. OF EUGENE GRACE GRAFTON HIT BY $75,000 FIRE Fire of undeterm- ined origin swept thraugh three Graf- ton, N. D., business houses with an esti- mated loss of $75,000. The picture on the left shows the inter- ior ruins of the Sell & Tollack hardware store, which suffered the greatest loss. The other picture shows the fire in progress while volunteer fire- men braved subzero weather in their fu- tile attempts to halt it. The fire occurred on the anniversaries of two other disas- trous Grafton blazes. .~-~S'7 \