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    Camp Mercer – Mercer WI

    Date added: May 13, 2024; Modified: May 13, 2024

    Camp Mercer is a historical site/trail and serves as a piece of Wisconsin history by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Camp Mercer still exists in its current location and is primarily known for its trail that many can walk through… read more

    Crowded swimming beach

    Pattison State Park – Superior WI

    Date added: January 14, 2024; Modified: March 21, 2024

    In 1936, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) set up camp at Pattison State Park in Superior, Wisconsin. Pattison State Park was named for Martin Pattison, a wealthy Superiorite who had purchased the land in 1918 and gave it to the… read more

    Former bathhouse - Viroqua WI

    Municipal Bathhouse and Pool (former) – Viroqua WI

    Date added: November 24, 2016; Modified: December 15, 2023

    This historic stone bathhouse was built, along with a municipal swimming pool, for the community of Viroqua, Wisconsin. It was a New Deal project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and its relief workers. The pool was removed in 2014-15,… read more

    Lester Bentley Murals

    Post Office Murals – Green Bay WI

    Date added: November 25, 2013; Modified: October 8, 2023

    These three murals by Lester W. Bentley were painted for the former De Pere, Wisconsin post office in 1942. They are now hanging in the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay WI. The murals were painted under the auspices of… read more

    Locomotive No. 1, Milwaukee Road, Milwaukee WI

    Hiawatha Trains 100 and 101 (Demolished) – Milwaukee WI

    Date added: May 16, 2023; Modified: August 23, 2023

    In 1934, the New Deal’s Public Works Administration (PWA) loaned the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Company—popularly known as the “Milwaukee Road”—$8.6 million (about $194 million in 2022 dollars) for infrastructure improvements and new equipment.  The latter included… read more

    Stella Lake Road Improvements – Stella WI

    Date added: August 18, 2023

    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) conducted a project involving gravelling “a road in the town of Stella, from County Trunk C toward Stella lake.”

    Lake George Road Improvements – Pelican WI

    Date added: August 18, 2023; Modified: August 18, 2023

    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) conducted a project to improve “the Lake George road from the North Western railroad” in the town of Pelican, Wisconsin. Work started in Dec. 1933.

    Community Center – Pence WI

    Date added: August 14, 2023; Modified: August 14, 2023

    The gorgeous community center in Pence, Wisconsin, located on the south side of Trezona St. between Maple St. and Cedar St., was constructed by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) in 1941. Lake Shore Visitor: “Last year, through a WPA project,… read more

    Northern Road Improvements – Minocqua WI

    Date added: August 2, 2023

    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) conducted improvement work on Northern Road in Minocqua, Wisconsin: the CWA “started widening, brushing and filling to establish a grade on Northern road …”

    Street Widening – Minocqua WI

    Date added: August 2, 2023

    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) conducted street widening work in Minocqua, Wisconwin in 1933.

    Old school gymnasium, Benton, WI

    Benton School Gymnasium (former) – Benton WI

    Date added: November 28, 2012; Modified: July 24, 2023

    The historic former Benton School Gymnasium was constructed, in part, as a WPA project. The building now houses a religious organization. WisconsinHistory.org: “A brick gymnasium structure that has a round arched roof. Round recessed arched areas that unite the two… read more

    Herbster Community Center

    Herbster Community Center – Herbster WI

    Date added: October 1, 2012; Modified: July 24, 2023

    WisconsinHistory.org: “The Herbster Community Center was funded by the Work Progress Administration, a federal agency established in 1935 by President Roosevelt to provide employment for needy workers during the Great Depression. The WPA project at Herbster was developed to utilize… read more