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Rebel trains 352 and 353, between 1935 and 1939

Rebel Trains 352 and 353 (Demolished) – Mobile AL

Date added: May 29, 2023

In 1934, the Interstate Commerce Commission approved a $1 million loan to the Gulf, Mobile & Northern Railroad Company (GM&N), from the New Deal’s Public Works Administration (PWA).  Out of this money came two streamliners: Rebel trains 352 and 353. … read more

Allamakee County Courthouse - Waukon IA

Allamakee County Courthouse – Waukon IA

Date added: May 27, 2023

The Allamakee Courthouse has helped its communities by educating, protecting and preserving the county. The courthouse serves as a spot with many departments that improve the life of those who live in the county. There are many services the courthouse… read more

PRRA architectural drawing of planned Eleanor Roosevelt community

Eleanor Roosevelt Community – San Juan PR

Date added: May 22, 2023

In October 1936 — two years after the First Lady visited Puerto Rico to assess social and economic conditions — it was announced that the New Deal’s Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration (PRRA) was taking bids for the construction of the… read more

Locomotive No. 1, Milwaukee Road, Milwaukee WI

Hiawatha Trains 100 and 101 – Milwaukee WI

Date added: May 16, 2023

In 1934, the New Deal’s Public Works Administration (PWA) loaned the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Company—popularly known as the “Milwaukee Road”—$8.6 million (about $194 million in 2022 dollars) for infrastructure improvements and new equipment.  The latter included… read more

Pronghorn Antelope at Hart Mountain National Animal Refuge - Lakeview OR

Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge – Lakeview OR

Date added: May 13, 2023

President Roosevelt signed an executive order on December 21, 1936 to establish the Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge in Lake County, Oregon. This area served the largest, remaining pronghorn antelope herd in the United States. Comprised of Hart Mountain and the… read more

CCC-built stone barbecue pit in Farnsworth Park, Altadena, CA, with California state symbol.

Farnsworth Park – Altadena CA

Date added: May 12, 2023

Farnsworth Park is a Los Angeles County park established in Altadena, CA, in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, 4 miles north of Pasadena in 1934. Its 15 acres contain covered and open picnic tables, barbecue pits, baseball diamonds,… read more

Waterworks - Monaca PA

Waterworks – Monaca PA

Date added: May 9, 2023

In 1940, the Works Progress Administration reconstructed Monaca’s waterworks with locally quarried stone. The project cost $50,000. A marker on the building identifies it as “W.P.A. PROJECT NO. 21284.”

Pacific Coast Highway where I-10 emerges from tunnel - Santa Monica CA

Pacific Coast Highway – Santa Monica CA

Date added: May 9, 2023

Federal aid funded the 3.5 mile stretch of the Roosevelt Highway – now known as the Pacific Coast Highway and State Route 1 – in front of Santa Monica, California.  The  funds apparently came from the Public Works Administration (PWA),… read more

King Harbor Breakwater – Redondo Beach CA

Date added: May 8, 2023

In 1939 the Public Works Administration (PWA) funded a 2300-foot long, L-shaped breakwater in jutting out from the coast at Redondo Beach, California.  It was constructed of rocks ferried over on barges from Catalina Island. The Redondo Beach breakwater was… read more