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Schools – Juneau AK

Date added: January 1, 2022

Public Works Administration project W1012 was approved 9/25/1935 to construct unspecified schools in Juneau. The project provided a loan of $26,351 and grant of $26, 351. The project began construction 4/20/1936 and was completed 9/12/1936 for a total of $58,776…. read more

Sewer System – Sitka AK

Date added: January 1, 2022

Public Works Administration grant W1024 approved a grant of $13,167 toward a sanitary sewer for the city of Sitka. The project was approved 6/22/1938 and construction began 8/23/1938. The project was completed 12/2/1938.

Waterworks and Sewer Improvements – Douglas AK

Date added: December 14, 2021

Public Works Administration funded project 9299 for Douglas for waterworks and sewer improvements. The project for a $39,000 loan and $ 31,909 grant was approved 7/9/1935. Construction began 10/10/1935 and was completed 8/19/1936.

Infrastructure Improvements – Ketchikan AK

Date added: December 11, 2021

Public Works Administration project W1011 was approved for municipal improvements in Ketchikan 10/2/1936 in the amount of $67,950. Included was street improvements, removal of piling and planking on Water, Cliff, Main, Stedman, Front, Bawden, Mission and Mill Streets and replacing with… read more

Reservoir – Wrangell AK

Date added: December 11, 2021

Public Works Administration (PWA) project 4484 funded a new reservoir for Wrangell with a $32,000 loan and a $$12,487 grant approved 6/20/1934. Construction began 2/7/1935 and was completed 8/2/1936. Art Anderson was awarded the bid for the new water dam… read more

Hydro-electric Plant – Seward AK

Date added: October 31, 2021

Public Works Administration project 6279 for an electric plant at Seward was approved 6/20/1934 for a $96,000 loan and a $30,000 grant. Construction finally began 8/6/1937 and was completed 8/7/1939 for a total cost of $136,170. The project proposed a… read more

Gymnasium – Sitka AK

Date added: October 17, 2021

Peter Kostrometinoff was the supervisor of construction for the new Sitka gymnasium and Ross Gridley was the state Public Works Administration (PWA) inspector engineer for project W1004. The community was awarded a $12,500 grant towards the $27,000 cost approved 10/20/1936…. read more

Water Distribution System – Skagway AK

Date added: October 17, 2021

Legislative permission was given to issue bonds for supplemental financing of the water distribution system in Skagway in 1934. Skagway was authorized to issue $40,000 bonds to supplement the Public Works Administration project 3961 in the amount of a $29,700… read more

Alaska Highway – Delta Junction AK

Date added: May 28, 2020

The 1,300+ mile Alaska Highway was constructed in 1942 and opened in 1943.  It was built to provide an alternate supply line to Alaska during World War II, an idea the President Roosevelt had proposed to the Canadian government in… read more

Sixteen Frogs Breaker – Saxman AK

Date added: August 28, 2017

The park was designed along a main axis—Totem Road—with totem poles on each side, and a rectangular area enclosed with logs carved with frog heads. Leading to the square, there are two stairways marked by totem poles on each side…. read more

Chief Shakes Historic Site, Killer Whale Totem – Wrangell AK

Date added: August 27, 2017

Tlingit craftsmen enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) restored the Killer Whale Totem in 1940. The restoration was part of a larger U.S. Forest Service program focused on the restoration of totems and Native cultural assets. Seven of the poles surrounding… read more

Yax-te Totem (Also Big Dipper Totem) – Juneau AK

Date added: August 27, 2017

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) carved the Yax-te Totem, as part of a restoration program that lasted approximately between 1938 and 1942. The program was part of a larger U.S. Forest Service effort to employ Alaska Natives and conserve totems and… read more

Four Story Totem Pole – Juneau AK

Date added: August 27, 2017

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) restored and recarved hundreds of totem poles in Alaska, as part of a restoration program that lasted between 1938 and 1942. The program was part of a larger U.S. Forest Service effort to employ Alaska Natives… read more

Governor’s Totem Pole – Juneau AK

Date added: August 26, 2017

Located in front of the Governor’s Mansion in Juneau, the Governor’s Totem Pole was commissioned by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It was carved between 1939-1940. Charlie Tagook, a Tlingit carver from Klukwan, began the work, and William N. Brown, a… read more