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Sewers – McAllen TX

Date added: May 24, 2022

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) provided labor for a $60,000 storm sewer construction project in McAllen, Texas in 1934.

Sewers – Brownsville TX

Date added: May 24, 2022

The Brownsville Herald: “Sixty men were at work Tuesday on Brownsville’s biggest WPA sewer project, involving an expected expense of $121,868 of federal money and $41,179 from city funds. Work was started in the Los Ebanos section, where new sewers… read more

Harris Community Park – Belton TX

Date added: May 24, 2022

The National Youth Administration provided labor to beautify the park for African Americans in Belton in 1938. They constructed a native rock speaker stand and four picnic tables with benches. Twenty-three youth, including both White and African American, were employed… read more

Young County, TX: WPA road project

Farm-to-Market Road Construction – Olney TX

Date added: May 24, 2022

In 1937 the Wichita Falls Times described a Works Progress Administration (WPA) in a photo caption: “a farm-to-market road job in Young county near Olney.” The road in question is unknown to Living New Deal.

WPA-built bathhouse in Vernon, Texas

Bathhouse – Vernon TX

Date added: May 24, 2022

In 1937 the Wichita Falls Times described a Works Progress Administration (WPA) in a photo caption: “a bath house … as an addition to city park facilities in Vernon.” The status and location of the project are unknown to Living… read more

City Crowell Lake Dam Enlargement – Crowell TX

Date added: May 24, 2022

A Works Progress Administration (WPA) dam enlargement project was undertaken to increase the municipal water reserves of Crowell, Texas in an effort completed in 1936. “The capacity of [Crowell’s] city lake was more than doubled by a WPA project completed… read more

Lake Halbert Dam, Corsicana, TX

Lake Halbert Dam Repairs – Corsicana TX

Date added: May 24, 2022

The Works Progress Administration rebuilt the dam impounding Lake Halbert, near Corsicana, Texas, in a project completed in 1936. The work involved “extensive rock riprapping.”

Road Improvements – Gorman TX

Date added: May 24, 2022

Among the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects identified as underway in a Abilene Daily Reporter article from June 14, 1936 was the following: “At Gorman, four blocks of surfacing and 3,000 feet of street repairs are 70 per cent complete…. read more

School Improvements – Carbon TX

Date added: May 24, 2022

Among the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects identified as completed in a Abilene Daily Reporter article from June 14, 1936 was the following: “Improvements and repairs have been completed on a Carbon school building and grounds at a cost of… read more

Road Paving – Eastland TX

Date added: May 24, 2022

Among the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects identified as underway in a Abilene Daily Reporter article from June 14, 1936 was the following: “Surfacing and retopping of nine miles of streets in Eastland is 90 per cent complete. Sixty-five men… read more

Road Improvements – Ranger TX

Date added: May 24, 2022

Among the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects identified as underway in a Abilene Daily Reporter article from June 14, 1936 was the following: “Graveling of approximately 75 miles of street is 95 per cent finished at Ranger. The work has… read more

Facility Development and Repairs – Ranger TX

Date added: May 24, 2022

Among the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects identified as completed in a Abilene Daily Reporter article from June 14, 1936 was “Repairs on a girls’ dormitory and finishing of an auditorium and recreation building [in] Ranger, at a total cost… read more

Cisco, TX: State Fish Hatchery

State Fish Hatchery (former) Improvements – Cisco TX

Date added: May 24, 2022

Among the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects identified as completed in a Abilene Daily Reporter article from June 14, 1936 was “installation of a water system at the fish hatchery” in Cisco, Texas. “The hatchery water system was installed at… read more

Lake Cisco-Area Park Improvements – Cisco TX

Date added: May 24, 2022

Among the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects identified as completed in a Abilene Daily Reporter article from June 14, 1936 was “park Improvements” in Cisco, Texas. “Lake Improvements consisted of clearing the creek channel below the dam and swimming pool,… read more

School Repairs – Cisco TX

Date added: May 24, 2022

Among the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects identified as completed in a Abilene Daily Reporter article from June 14, 1936 was “repairs on a ward school building” in Cisco, Texas. “Building repairs, including a new concrete foundation, painting and refinishing… read more