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Eureka Lake - Eureka KS

Eureka City Lake – Eureka KS

Date added: October 25, 2022

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) built. the Eureka Fishing Lake in 1938.

Baseball field on Ackerman Island, facing east 

Ackerman Island Removal – Wichita KS

Date added: October 23, 2022

Ackerman Island was an island in the middle of the Arkansas River. In the early 1900s the land had been developed as an amusement park, but by the late 1920s it had fallen into disuse. Works Progress Administration workers widened… read more

Sign at the site of the first power pole for the Brown-Atchison Electric Cooperative

Brown-Atchison Electric Cooperative – Horton KS

Date added: October 9, 2022

First Rural Electrification Administration (REA) program in Kansas is remembered today with a state highway marker in Horton KS. “First REA Project in Kansas At this site the first power pole for the Brown-Atchison Electric Cooperative was dedicated in special… read more

Municipal Auditorium & City Hall, Leoti KS

City Hall and Auditorium – Leoti KS

Date added: September 7, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the City Hall and Auditorium in Leoti KS. According to Kansas Historical Society, “The Municipal Auditorium & City Hall located at 201 N 4th Street in Leoti was constructed as a WPA project using… read more

Ye Old Mill ride - Kansas State Fair 

Kansas State Fairgrounds Improvements – Hutchinson KS

Date added: August 29, 2022

Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers built the Bison Arena at the Kansas State Fairgrounds. Other WPA-built improvements included “upgrading the fair’s sewer, rebuilding the Old Mill ride with permanent fireproof concrete, and putting in a reinforced concrete stage and basement… read more

Lenexa Municipal Water System – Lenexa KS

Date added: August 24, 2022

The Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of the Lenexa Municipal Water System in Lenexa KS. “Establishing a municipal water system occupied the mayor and council for sometime, and it was approved on October 1, 1935. A federal PWA… read more

Big Pool - Garden City

Big Pool Additions – Garden City KS

Date added: August 23, 2022

Big Pool opened in Garden City KS in 1922. The Works Progress Administration added a bath house and a children’s wading pool.

Shelter Belt near Arkansas River in Cimarron KS

Great Plains Shelterbelts – Cimarron KS

Date added: August 15, 2022

Shelterbelts were natural windbreaks planted to protect land from the dust storms of the 1930s. The Great Plains Shelterbelts spans several states. The agency that started the project is unknown to the Living New Deal, but the project was transferred… read more

Water Tower (replaced) – Barnard KS

Date added: August 4, 2022

The Work Projects Administration (WPA) constructed a distinctive octagonal, concrete water tower in Barnard, Kansas. It was located east of Main Street between Church Ave. and Mills Ave. Conflicting sources state that the water tower was completed in either 1937,… read more

Grange Hall Renovations – Edgerton KS

Date added: August 4, 2022

Edgerton Grange Hall was built in 1904. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) remodeled it in the late 1930s, presumably to accommodate electricity.

Lawrence-Dumont Stadium and Downtown

Lawrence-Dumont Stadium (demolished) – Wichita KS

Date added: August 4, 2022

Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, originally Lawrence Stadium, was a baseball stadium built by the Civil Works Administration (CWA) in 1934. Home to minor league baseball and National Baseball Congress tournament for many years. It was demolished in 2018 to make room for… read more