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Kinzua Lane Seen from the Fossil-Kinzua Junction of State Hwy 19 - Fossil OR

Kinzua–Fossil Roadway Improvements – Fossil OR

Date added: October 29, 2022

In fall 1935, the Oregonian announced that an additional $201,305 had been received to support Works Progress Administration (WPA) relief workers, including a project for Wheeler County. The project identified for funding involved improving four miles of road “from seven… read more

John Day Highway, State Route 19, Near Fossil - Fossil OR

John Day Highway Improvements – Fossil OR

Date added: October 29, 2022

A late 1936 public announcement indicated that a contract had been awarded to Fisher Bros. of Oregon City to grade and resurface 4.1 miles of the Fossil-Kinzua junction of the John Day Highway during the following year. The Oregon State… read more

Baseball Park - Rock Valley IA

Baseball Park – Rock Valley IA

Date added: October 26, 2022

The Rock Valley Baseball Park was built in 1937, and the Works Progress Administration built the grandstand several years later. 

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

University of Arizona ROTC stables

University of Arizona: ROTC stables – Tucson AZ

Date added: October 21, 2022

The Publics Works Administration funded the construction of ROTC stables, infirmary, and barracks for the cavalry training program. Interestingly, by the time of completion horses were already practically obsolete within the US military. Within five years, “cavalry” would mean meant… read more

WPA-builNational Guard Armory - Oak Bluff MO

Company F, 140th Infantry Armory – Poplar Bluff MO

Date added: October 21, 2022

The Works Progress Administration built the Company F, 140th Infantry Armory in Poplar Bluff MO. From “Missouri Armories”: “By July 1940, forty-two men were employed on the armory project, building 6000 large blocks for the outside walls on the front… read more

Public Works Relief Projects - Crew grading Holgate St east of SE 28th Ave - Portland OR

Road Improvements – Portland OR

Date added: October 20, 2022

Soon after the Public Works Administration (PWA) was established, the City of Portland received PWA funds to improve a number of the city’s streets. The featured image provides an example of that with relief workers shown grading SE Holgate east… read more