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    Pool and Bathhouse – Weatherford OK

    Date added: April 9, 2019; Modified: July 16, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration built a Pool and Bathhouse in Weatherford OK. Contributor note: “As originally built in 1936, this was a flat-roofed brick building, with brick pilasters flanking the entrances. A bronze plaque on the bathhouse indicates the Weatherford Municipal… read more

    Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge – Comanche County OK

    Date added: July 26, 2015; Modified: July 11, 2024

    New Deal crews of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted extensive work at Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge began in 1901 when part of the Comanche-Kiowa-Apache Indian Reservation was set aside as a… read more

    Fort Sill Development – Lawton OK

    Date added: July 10, 2024; Modified: July 10, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted extensive construction and development work at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Construct and improve buildings and facilities; Project No. 113-3-65-21; Cost:… read more

    Quanah Parker Lake-Area Development – Comanche County OK

    Date added: July 10, 2024; Modified: July 10, 2024

    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed the area around Quanah Parker Lake in Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge for recreation purposes. Per The Lawton Constitution in 1936, CCC work included: Construction continued and many old roads around the proposed Quanah… read more

    Sunset Lake-Area Improvements – Comanche County OK

    Date added: July 10, 2024; Modified: July 10, 2024

    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed the area around Sunset Lake in Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge for recreation purposes. CCC: “Assisted with the bath houses, latrines, shelter houses, roads and general campground improvement at Sunset: installed sewage disposal system… read more

    CCC Camp No. 859 – Comanche County OK

    Date added: July 9, 2024; Modified: July 10, 2024

    Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp No. 869 (BF-2) was based in the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge and conducted extensive development work within the park. The camp was located by Panther Creek, just west of Apache Lake. A road leads… read more

    CCC Camp No. 870, as seen on 1937 USGS map

    CCC Camp No. 870 – Comanche County OK

    Date added: July 9, 2024; Modified: July 10, 2024

    Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp No. 870 (BF-1) was based in the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge and conducted extensive development work within the park. The camp was located by Deer Creek near refuge headquarters, on the north side of… read more

    Hatchery Development – Medicine Park OK

    Date added: July 8, 2024; Modified: July 10, 2024

    What is now known as the James A. Manning State Fish Hatchery in Medicine Park, Oklahoma was greatly expanded by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1936. Per The Altus Times-Democrat: Here is a striking air shot of new fish… read more

    Visitors Entrance East side of Stadium

    Roosevelt (Ron Stephens) Athletic Stadium – Lawton OK

    Date added: May 2, 2021; Modified: July 10, 2024

    Roosevelt, later renamed to Ron Stephens after the second Oklahoma Works Progress Administration (WPA) director, located between 13th and 14th street in Lawton Oklahoma was completed in 1936 by the WPA. Using funds of $72,332 it became the pet project… read more

    Highland Cemetery Entrance - Lawton OK

    Highland Cemetery Entrance – Lawton OK

    Date added: August 2, 2020; Modified: July 10, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Highland Cemetery Entrance in Lawton OK. Contributor note: Highland Cemetery, located on NW Fort Sill Blvd. in northeastern Lawton is a large cemetery with over 20,000 burials. The entrance faces west and consists… read more

    Lost Lake Improvements – Comanche County OK

    Date added: July 9, 2024; Modified: July 10, 2024

    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) improved the area around Lost Lake in the Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma. Per The Lawton Constitution: “A foot bridge, bathing pier and other general improvements were added at Lost Lake when the CCC members were clearing… read more

    Kiowa Lake: Dam and Lake – Comanche County OK

    Date added: July 10, 2024

    Kiowa Lake was one of many lakes the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) created in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma, resulting from dam construction projects. The dam, which impounds upper West Cache Creek, was described thusly in 1934: The second dam… read more

    USGS map showing West Cache Creek dams and fish pools

    West Cache Creek Dams and Fish Pools – Comanche County OK

    Date added: July 9, 2024; Modified: July 10, 2024

    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) impounded West Cache Creek with multiple dams above Lost Lake, in Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge. This created a series of lakes, or “fish pools,” downstream of French Lake. The project is discussed in Lawton… read more