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Riverside Park Cabins (relocated) – Laurel MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

“Along the Yellowstone River, the Civilian Conservation Corps put up the buildings at Laurel’s Riverside Park as a place for workers to stay. The site later housed World War II POWs who supplied labor for the surrounding farms. Six of… read more

MetraPark Horse Barns – Billings MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

“WPA crews also worked on projects on the grounds of what is now MetraPark. Three horse barns built by the WPA are still in use at the fairgrounds.”

East Bridge (former) – Billings to Lockwood MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

“The far more substantial East Bridge on the Yellowstone River, which connects Lockwood and Billings, was built with WPA funds in 1935 and served for 58 years before it was replaced in 1993.”

Overpass – Laurel MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

“The WPA also funded the Mossmain railroad overpass at the East Laurel exit. The design was meant to be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional, Axline said. The bridgework remains pleasing to the eye, despite the removal of its decorative… read more

Zimmerman Trail – Billings MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

“In Billings, WPA work crews substantially re-engineered Zimmerman Trail, which was originally hacked into the Rimrocks in 1890 by brothers Joseph and Frank Zimmerman. The WPA crew of 100 to 150 laborers started the project in 1939 with the intention… read more

Frontage Road – Billings to Laurel MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

“Practically every two-lane highway in Eastern Montana was built with the help of WPA funds, said Jon Axline, a historian with Montana’s Department of Transportation. … Other examples include Highway 87, from Billings to Roundup, and the old Frontage Road,… read more

Highway 87 – Billings to Roundup MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

“Practically every two-lane highway in Eastern Montana was built with the help of WPA funds, said Jon Axline, a historian with Montana’s Department of Transportation. … Other examples include Highway 87, from Billings to Roundup, and the old Frontage Road,… read more

Old Hardin Highway – Lockwood MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

“Practically every two-lane highway in Eastern Montana was built with the help of WPA funds, said Jon Axline, a historian with Montana’s Department of Transportation. A prime example around Billings is the Old Hardin Highway, which was improved in the… read more

Pioneer Park Lily Ponds (demolished) – Billings MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

“The same year the WPA crew worked on the tennis courts, they dug three lily ponds along the creek through Pioneer Park. The beautification project cost $3,537, with the city picking up just $137 of the total cost. …  While… read more

City Hall – Billings MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

“In Yellowstone County, the New Deal funded projects large and small. Money from the Public Works Administration helped build Billings’ City Hall in 1940.” The building has been extensively modified.

Armory (former) – Billings MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

The W.P.A. constructed an armory in Billings, Montana. The location and status of this facility is unknown to Living New Deal. Official Project Numbers 165‐1‐91‐86 [total cost: $75,965.00. Sponsor: War Department], and 165‐1‐91‐X6 [total cost: $145,195.00. Sponsor: Montana State Armory… read more

Armory (former) – Harlowton MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

The W.P.A. constructed an armory in Harlowton, Montana. The location and status of this facility is unknown to Living New Deal. Official Project Numbers 65‐91‐1526, and 165‐1‐91‐95 [total cost: $72,758.00. Sponsor: Montana State Armory Board].

Armory – Wolf Point MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

The W.P.A. constructed an armory in Wolf Point, Montana. “In the WPA records, an armory is listed in the same line with roads. The armory and barracks were near the courthouse, today’s library, and the Coliseum. Without the WPA funding, the… read more

Armory – Poplar MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

According to a DoD Heritage Report, the W.P.A. constructed an armory in Poplar, Montana. The location and status of this facility is unknown to Living New Deal. Official Project Numbers 65‐91‐1603, and 165‐1‐91‐93 [total cost: $91,814.00. Sponsor: Montana State Armory… read more