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Weber Dam and Reservoir – Walker River Indian Reservation NV

Date added: February 25, 2021

Construction of the 1,950-foot earthen dam (embankment), gatehouse, spillway and outlet channel commenced in 1933 and was largely completed in 1935; the spillway gates were finished between 1937-1939. The concrete gatehouse was stamped with the year “1934” and “USIS” (Indian… read more

Pershing School District Office – Lovelock NV

Date added: September 3, 2020

The Pershing School District Office was constructed with the help of the National Youth Administration (Nevada state office) in 1941, according to a plaque on the building, which still stands.   The building is a modest one-story structure in Moderne… read more

Ruby Valley Roads and Telephone Lines – Ruby Valley NV

Date added: September 2, 2020

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built and graded roads leading to the newly created Ruby Lake Wildlife Refuge, in order  to connect with existing state highways to Wells NV, where the railroad passed.  The road up the east side of… read more

Lamoille Canyon CCC Camp – Lamoille NV

Date added: September 1, 2020

Lamoille Canyon is the largest valley in the Ruby Mountains in northeastern Nevada. It is a spectacular glaciated canyon with several side valleys, surrounded by peaks over 11,000 feet.  Much of the canyon lies within the huge Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest… read more

Post Office Mural – Yerington NV

Date added: December 22, 2017

The historic post office in Yerington houses an example of New Deal artwork: an oil-on-canvas mural entitled “Homestead on the Plain.” The 1941 Adolph Gottlieb work was commissioned by the Section of Fine Arts.

Post Office – Yerington NV

Date added: December 22, 2017

The historic post office in Yerington was constructed in 1938 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building, which houses an example of New Deal artwork, is still in service. “The Yerington Main Post office is one-story… read more

Geiger Lookout Wayside Park – Reno NV

Date added: July 22, 2017

In 1938 the WPA workers assisted in the construction of Geiger Grade lookout and Park along Geiger Grade Road which, in 1936, also underwent a WPA road improvement project. The photos here show typical WPA rock work. In their book entitled… read more

Geiger Grade Road Improvements – Virginia City NV

Date added: July 21, 2017

The New Geiger Grade road, Highway 341, was constructed in 1936 by the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). The improvements involved widening the old Geiger Grade Road, and bypassing its sharpest turns and steepest grades. This made the road considerably… read more

Johnson Lake Trail – Great Basin National Park NV

Date added: September 7, 2016

Lehman Caves National Monument was established in 1922 and put under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service in 1933. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) arrived in 1934, setting up a camp and going to work on campgrounds, water supply,… read more

Rye Patch Dam and Reservoir – Lovelock NV

Date added: August 27, 2016

The Rye Patch Dam lies in the Humboldt River valley, which crosses Nevada from east to west.  The California Trail went along the Humboldt River and the Lovelock Valley has been a gateway for gold and silver prospectors since the… read more