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National Youth Association workers planting trees for Hoyt Arboretum

Hoyt Arboretum – Portland OR

Date added: January 22, 2022

Once the site of Multnomah County’s Poor Farm, the city began developing this land in the West Hills of Portland as an arboretum in 1930. In its first six years, much of the labor for tree planting and park development… read more

Fremont Armory

Fremont Armory – Fremont OH

Date added: January 22, 2022

The Works Progress Administration built the Fremont Armory in Fremont OH in 1936. Originally a National Guard Armory. Presently (January 2022) Armory Vintage Market.

Sijan Playfield, Milwaukee WI-Milwaukee Public Schools Recreation Division Sign Fieldhouse in Background

Sijan Field – Milwaukee WI

Date added: January 21, 2022

The Works Progress Administration built Sijan Field in Milwaukee WI in 1937. Today, the facility serves as the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Recreation Division Playfield. It is used for baseball and soccer.

Rujada Forest Camp Registry Booth

Rujada Forest Camp – Umpqua National Forest OR

Date added: January 20, 2022

After the establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps’ (CCC) Camp Brice Creek in 1933, the enrollees undertook development of the Rujada Forest Camp. They constructed the forest camp to provide a recreation facility for visiting family, friends and local residents…. read more

CCC moving trees at CNHP - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park: Landscaping – Yorktown VA

Date added: January 20, 2022

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway.   Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park… read more

American battery #2, CNHP - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park: Fortifications – Yorktown VA

Date added: January 20, 2022

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway.   Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park… read more

Artifacts from CCC archeological work at Colonial National Historical Park - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park: Archeology – Yorktown VA

Date added: January 20, 2022

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway.   Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park… read more

Replica uniforms made by WPA sewing unit, for CNHP museum - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park – Yorktown VA

Date added: January 20, 2022

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway.   Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park… read more

Douthat State Park Marker

Douthat State Park – Millboro VA

Date added: January 18, 2022

A 4,545 acre park and one of the first six Virginia State Parks, includes original cabins. “Approximately 600 men from the Civilian Conservation Corps developed and constructed the majority of the modern-day park system.”

WPA Sidewalk: Former Power Plant – Weatherford TX

Date added: January 18, 2022

A Works Progress Administration (WPA) allotment of $118,232 was approved in July 1939 for street improvements and additional sidewalks and gutter construction. A large sidewalk was constructed to access the Weatherford Municipal Power and Light plant, completed in 1940. The… read more

Sewers – Fort Kent ME

Date added: January 18, 2022

The Bangor Daily News covered some extensive sewer line construction in the northern town of Fort Kent in the initial CWA jobs program of 1933. December 4: “OVER 100 EMPLOYED ON CWA SEWER PROJECT More than a hundred men are… read more