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De Mores Memorial Park – Medora ND

Date added: June 6, 2022

In 1938, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed improvements at, and helped beautify, De Mores Memorial Park in downtown Medora ND. The city park improvement project was one of several beautification initiatives around Medora that depended on WPA work crews…. read more

Bismarck High School – Bismarck ND

Date added: May 5, 2022

The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided funding for construction of Bismarck High School in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The New Deal facility was a replacement for a 1912 high school structure. The building is still presently used as Bismarck High School, with… read more

Fort Rice Stone Cairn Historic Site Marker

Fort Rice Improvements – Mandan ND

Date added: April 5, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) began to restore the foundation of Fort Rice and build replica structures on the historic site in 1937.  Located eighteen miles south of Mandan in Morton County, Fort Rice was originally built as an Army… read more

Crystal Springs Fountain – Crystal Springs ND

Date added: August 5, 2019

Prior to the construction of I-94, Crystal Springs North Dakota was a mandatory stop for many early motorists traveling down old U.S. Highway 10, the state’s first Highway. The Crystal Springs Fountain is located about one mile northeast of Crystal… read more

Robinson Hall – Robinson ND

Date added: July 9, 2019

Discussions regarding the hall’s construction started in 1934 with Bismarck-based architect HM Leonard. According to Golden Jubilee, Robinson North Dakota, “A special election was held October 3, 1934, to issue bonds of $2,000.00 to erect a community hall. In August… read more

Grafton Public School (former) – Grafton ND

Date added: December 16, 2018

The former Grafton Public School building, located on the west side of Griggs Ave. between W 7th and W 8th Streets, was constructed in 1935 with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA provided a $95,000… read more

McElroy Park Stadium – Jamestown ND

Date added: April 3, 2018

President Roosevelt toured Jamestown, North Dakota in 1936, The New York Times reporting: “[he] saw a new $17,000 auditorium more than large enough to hold the town’s population, a current WPA project. It faces a stadium that was begun as a… read more

Inspection Station (demolished) – Noonan ND

Date added: May 22, 2017

The historic former U.S. Border Inspection Station on State Highway 40 in Noonan, North Dakota was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds. Completed in 1937, the facility was demolished and replaced ca. 2011.

Patrick Pierce Park Dam – Enderlin ND

Date added: January 28, 2017

This article was found in the January 14, 1937 issue of The Enderlin Independent. It is reprinted here exactly as it appeared in that paper. ************ WORK ON DAM IN PATRICK PIERCE PARK UNDER WAY ————————- Rubble-Masonry Dam Will Have… read more

Cemetery Water Lines – Enderlin ND

Date added: January 28, 2017

The following article was found in the January 13, 1938 issue of The Enderlin Independent. ************ WPA PROJECT TO LAY WATER MAIN TO CEMETERY ———— Project Calls For 1856 Feet of Pipe; Work To Start Soon ————- The city council… read more

Federal Building Extension – Bismarck ND

Date added: July 8, 2016

Then the U.S. Post Office and Court House, what is now the Federal Building at 304 E Broadway Ave. was expanded with federal Treasury Department funds during the 1930s. Some landscaping details implemented at that time are still in place,… read more

Memorial Hall – Flasher ND

Date added: March 10, 2016

The Memorial Hall in Flasher, North Dakota, used as a community center, was constructed through the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Blueprints for the project date to 1936.

Lake Metigoshe State Park – Bottineau ND

Date added: July 26, 2015

From the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department: “Nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains on the shores of Lake Metigoshe, Lake Metigoshe State Park was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and is one of the… read more