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Wawona Road with rock supporting wall - Yosemite National Park CA

Wawona Road Completion – Yosemite National Park CA

Date added: February 11, 2022

New Deal agencies played a major role in the transformation of the narrow and dangerous Wawona wagon trail into a safe and comfortable route into Yosemite Valley. The route from the South Entrance to the Valley floor is 27 miles…. read more

Mariposa Grove sequoias - Yosemite National Park CA

Mariposa Grove Road Paving – Yosemite National Park CA

Date added: February 11, 2022

New Deal agencies played a major role in the transformation of the narrow and dangerous Wawona wagon trail into a safe and comfortable route from the South Entrance of Yosemite National Park to Yosemite Valley. As part of this project,… read more

View of Half Dome from Big Oak Flat Road - Yosemite National Park CA

Big Oak Flat Road – Yosemite National Park CA

Date added: February 10, 2022

The present Big Oak Flat Road was constructed by the Bureau of Public Roads (BPR), with Public Works Administration (PWA) funding, between 1935 and 1940.  It is one of  three main roads into Yosemite Valley, along with El Portal road… read more

Tuolumne River bridge on Tioga Road - Yosemite National Park CA

Tuolumne River Bridge – Yosemite National Park CA

Date added: February 8, 2022

New Deal agencies realigned and reconstructed the Old Tioga road from 1933 to 1943, from Crane Flat to Tuolumne Meadows.  An important element of the road project was the bridge over the Tuolumne River, just east of the Tuolumne Meadows… read more

Entrance to Tuolumne Meadows campground - Yosemite National Park CA

Tuolumne Meadows Campground – Yosemite National Park CA

Date added: February 6, 2022

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed the Tuolumne Meadows campground in 1933-34, according to a plan laid out by the National Park Service (NPS) and with financing from the Public Works Administration (PWA).  It is the largest campground in Yosemite… read more

Old ferry slip - Martinez CA

Public Wharf and Ferry Slip (former) – Martinez CA

Date added: February 1, 2022

In 1943, the Public Works Administration (PWA) (by then part of the Federal Works Administration) funded a new ferry slip and expansion of the public wharf in Martinez.  The government grant was for $77,000, but the city accepted a bid… read more

Former Mt View school - Martinez CA

Mountain View School (demolished) – Martinez CA

Date added: February 1, 2022

The Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of the Mountain View elementary school near Martinez.  At the time, the school was located just outside the city of Martinez in an unincorporated area southeast of the city limits at the… read more

Satellite view of old Mountain View water reservoir - Martinez CA

Water Storage Reservoir – Martinez CA

Date added: January 30, 2022

In 1938, the Public Works Administration (PWA) gave a grant to the city of Martinez to help construct a 500,000 gallon water supply reservoir.  This is the old Mountain View reservoir (which is no longer in service) at the end… read more

Satellite view of Rankin Park - Martinez CA

Rankin Park Development – Martinez CA

Date added: January 30, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) and National Y0uth Administration (NYA) aided  in the development of Rankin Park, a 42 acre park in the hills to the west of Martinez.  The city purchased the land for $12,000 in 1938 and New… read more

End of Berrellessa Street - Martinez CA

Berrellessa Street Extension – Martinez CA

Date added: January 28, 2022

In 1936, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) extended Berrellessa Street several blocks into the waterfront on the west end of town, which was the long-time neighborhood of Italian/Sicilian fishermen plying their trade on the Sacramento River and San Francisco Bay…. read more

Trees in Susana Park - Martinez CA

Street and Susana Park Trees – Martinez CA

Date added: January 27, 2022

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) planted around 400 street trees in the city of Martinez in the winter of 1933-34. The plantings consisted of walnuts and sycamores.  (Henderson 2014) Susana Park had just been deeded to the city by the… read more