If you look closely at Navasota’s older buildings, bridges and such, you may find the letters WPA engraved in the stone. Navasota High School students Aurora Meza, Lizette Palacios and Mario Tovar did. And after researching and documenting what it means, their results took them all the way to 8th place in the state history fair finals.
Meza tells Navasota News, the works progress administration helped make Navasota the town it is today. Both Palacios and Meza backed up their claim with a list of local highlights built by the program from Brosig Field to the old Navasota High School and noted several projects used stone cut from Anderson.
That distinctive local rock was so noticeable, they continue, that when the two were on trips around the state, they found a piece of Anderson was in each, from the Galveston sea wall to San Antonio’s river walk.
The students’ finished cinematic production was met with such acclaim when presented to Navasota City Council recently; Meza says council wants to feature it on the city hall’s screens permanently.