Genealogy society learns about the New Deal programs from historian O'Dell


December 9, 2022

The Northwest Oklahoma Geneaology Society (NWOGS) held their regular meeting at the Ava Public Library on Nov. 12.

Larry O'Dell, historian of the Oklahoma Historical Society, presented an outstanding program about the New Deal programs and what they encompassed. The program was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 during the Great Depression. It was designed to put people back to work, stabilize banks and to stimulate the economy. However, Oklahoma Governor Alfalfa Bill Murray despised the New Deal so Oklahoma did not take part in the programs until he was out of office.


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