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Minnesota’s Greatest Generation lived through the pivotal decades of the Depression, the War and the Boom. Their contributions during difficult times leave a lasting legacy for future generations. During the Great depression of the 1930’s, President Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” included many programs designed to get America back to work. The WPA, or Works Projects Administration, had a large presence in Little Falls, Minnesota, specifically at the boyhood home of famous aviator Charles A. Lindbergh. The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site and Lindbergh State Park will be working cooperatively to bring this event to the public. Throughout the day, programs will be available for visitors to learn more about the New Deal and its impact at both the historic site and state park. Visitors can see living history demonstrations of WPA workers and their projects, take a guided walking tour which highlights original WPA buildings, and can view period-appropriate 1930’s New Deal films in the visitor center theater. At 1 p.m., there will be a presentation on WPA projects in Little Falls, in the visitor center theater given by a Lindbergh staff member.