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General Sullivan Bridge – Dover to Newington NH

Date added: May 8, 2017

The original General Sullivan Bridge was completed as a P.W.A. project in 1935, designed to carry traffic over the Piscataqua River. Since closed to traffic, the bridge still stands though it has functionally been replaced by two newer spans. Plaque:… read more

Fox State Forest – Hillsboro NH

Date added: April 27, 2017

According to a 1935 report of the New Hampshire Forestry Commission, the New Deal assisted in the initial development of the Caroline A. Fox Research and Demonstration Forest (Fox Forest) which has been the State of New Hampshire’s forest research… read more

Municipal Improvements – Hudson NH

Date added: January 28, 2017

Annual reports show that the town of Hudson was helped extensively by New Deal programs. In addition to work by the RFC and FERA (which included distributing food and medicine to school children), the CWA repaired and improved schools and… read more

Municipal Improvements – Fitzwilliam NH

Date added: January 28, 2017

Annual municipal reports show that the town of Fitzwilliam received assistance from multiple New Deal programs in the 1930s, including the RFC, the CWA (which constructed fire holes and water tanks and improved the library), and the WPA.  

Infrastructure Improvements – Seabrook NH

Date added: January 26, 2017

The New Deal provided much help in this small coastal community of 1,606 (1930 population). Between 1933 and 1939, the RFC, the WPA and the NYA undertook improvements in the town, including sewer maintenance, road work, surveying sidewalks and other… read more

Laconia Municipal Airport – Gilford MA

Date added: January 14, 2017

“In 1934, the original Laconia Airport was built in the vicinity of what is now the O’Shea Industrial park. The current airport was built in Gilford in 1941, with funding from the WPA (Works Progress Administration), the City of Laconia,… read more

City Hall – Dover NH

Date added: September 3, 2016

The historic and stately City Hall building in Dover, New Hampshire was constructed with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA provided a $78.780 grant for the project, whose total cost was $302,847. The building, which… read more

Wadleigh State Park – North Sutton NH

Date added: August 12, 2016

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) “[c]onstructed road and water holes, fought forest fires, and restored local roads and bridges after the 1936 flood and the 1938 hurricane.”

Bear Brook State Park Improvements – Allenstown NH

Date added: August 12, 2016

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built “roads, trails,bridle paths, vehicle bridges, ponds for fish and waterfowl, lookouttowers, a nature observatory, shelters, picnic areas, fireplaces,campgrounds, recreational lakes, and worked on landscaping and firefighting. Today you can also find a museum devoted… read more

Wild River Rehabilitation – Shelburne NH

Date added: February 18, 2016

This project was undertaken by the 156th Company of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). In 1933, CCC supervisor Robert Monahan wrote his parents about this work:  “My job the past two days has been to supervise some 78 men in… read more

Wildcat Mountain Ski Area – Gorham NH

Date added: February 18, 2016

  Wildcat Mountain Ski Area, near Jackson, NH, in the Mt. Washington Valley, is one of the best-known alpine skiing resorts in New England, with lifts from the base on NH Rt. 16 in Pinkham Notch 2,112 feet (644 m)… read more

Bartlett Experimental Forest – Bartlett NH

Date added: February 12, 2016

“The Bartlett Experimental Forest (BEF) is a field laboratory for research on the ecology and management of northern hardwoods and associated ecosystems. The BEF is within the Saco Ranger District of the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. It… read more

Cannon Mountain Ski Area – Franconia NH

Date added: February 7, 2016

“The Cannon Mountain Ski Area is state-owned and offers nine lifts servicing 165 acres (67 ha) of skiing (158 with snowmaking). In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps cut six ski trails, many of which were later incorporated into the… read more

Moose Brook State Park – Gorham NH

Date added: February 7, 2016

“The 87 park acres and surrounding 668 acres of state forest were purchased by the state in 1934. The swimming area, bathhouse, campground, and administration building were built at that time and the park opened to the public in 1936…. read more

Forestry Work – Farmington NH

Date added: January 26, 2016

Between 1936 and 1940, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) undertook forestry work in Farmington, New Hampshire, to clear the area of currant and gooseberry bushes. Below is a detailed list of the work undertaken: 1936 WPA funds expended: $2,550.26. Area… read more