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Juan Bautista De Anza Statue – Riverside CA

Date added: May 18, 2022

Located at the southeast corner of Fourteenth Street and Magnolia Avenue in Riverside, California is the Juan Bautista De Anza statue, created by Sherry Peticolas with WPA support. The Riverside Art Association, which sponsored the project, donated $5,000 and the… read more

New Brighton State Beach - Capitola C

New Brighton State Beach Development – Capitola CA

Date added: February 21, 2022

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp SP-24 was established at Capitola, just east of Santa Cruz, for the purpose of working on nearby California beach state parks at New Brighton and Sea Cliff. The California state parks system had only been… read more

Camp New Brighton - Capitola CA

Camp New Brighton – Capitola CA

Date added: February 21, 2022

A Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp was established at Capitola, just east of Santa Cruz,  for the purpose of working on nearby California beach state parks, such as New Brighton, Capitola, and Sea Cliff.  The California state parks system had… read more

Comfort station at Hetch Hetchy - Yosemite National Park CA

Hetch Hetchy Comfort Station – Yosemite National Park CA

Date added: February 20, 2022

A comfort station at the end of Evergreen Road above O’Shaughnessy Dam and Hetch Hetchy reservoir was almost surely built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s, judging by the construction.  The building is done in classic National… read more

Tuolumne Meadows - Yosemite National Park CA

Tuolumne Meadows Sewage System – Yosemite National Park CA

Date added: February 11, 2022

In the late 1930s, the Public Works Administration (PWA) funded a new sewage collection and treatment system for Tuolumne Meadows.  It replaced the original septic tanks for the campground comfort stations and was extended to take in a broader area… read more

Utility Building - Yosemite National Park CA

Main Utility Building – Yosemite National Park CA

Date added: February 11, 2022

The Group Utility Building (original name) in Yosemite Valley opened 1935.  It was funded by the Public Works Administration (PWA). The utility building consolidated a hodgepodge of old shops, forges, storage and maintenance into one facility.  It also provided three bays… read more

Wawona Road with rock supporting wall - Yosemite National Park CA

Wawona Road Completion – Yosemite National Park CA

Date added: February 11, 2022

New Deal agencies played a major role in the transformation of the narrow and dangerous Wawona wagon trail into a safe and comfortable route into Yosemite Valley. The route from the South Entrance to the Valley floor is 27 miles…. read more

Mariposa Grove sequoias - Yosemite National Park CA

Mariposa Grove Road Paving – Yosemite National Park CA

Date added: February 11, 2022

New Deal agencies played a major role in the transformation of the narrow and dangerous Wawona wagon trail into a safe and comfortable route from the South Entrance of Yosemite National Park to Yosemite Valley. As part of this project,… read more

View of Half Dome from Big Oak Flat Road - Yosemite National Park CA

Big Oak Flat Road – Yosemite National Park CA

Date added: February 10, 2022

The present Big Oak Flat Road was constructed by the Bureau of Public Roads (BPR), with Public Works Administration (PWA) funding, between 1935 and 1940.  It is one of  three main roads into Yosemite Valley, along with El Portal road… read more

Tuolumne River bridge on Tioga Road - Yosemite National Park CA

Tuolumne River Bridge – Yosemite National Park CA

Date added: February 8, 2022

New Deal agencies realigned and reconstructed the Old Tioga road from 1933 to 1943, from Crane Flat to Tuolumne Meadows.  An important element of the road project was the bridge over the Tuolumne River, just east of the Tuolumne Meadows… read more