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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

Flood Reconstruction – Epsom NH

Date added: January 21, 2016

George Yeaton was the supervisor on reconstruction efforts, undertaken by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) after the flood of 1936 on WPA Project No. 814, repairing town roads damaged by flood $428.79.

Flood Reconstruction – Farmington NH

Date added: April 13, 2015

The 1936 Annual Report of the Town of Farmington N.H. reported the following WPA flood recovery projects: The year started out most discouragingly with the disastrous floods of March 12th and 19th, 1936. An idea of the damage done at… read more

Sewer Plant Improvements – Farmington NH

Date added: April 12, 2015

The 1936 Selectmens report mentions W.P.A. assistance to the town of Farmington: “With respect to Article 3 of the Warrant covering budget items 10 and 11-a, we suggest a small appropriation of $1350.00 to cover our ‘Sponsor’s Contribution’ for the… read more

Municipal Improvements – Franconia NH

Date added: March 27, 2015

Various relief and infrastructure efforts were provided by the New Deal for this small New Hampshire mountain village, population 514 (1930 Census). From 1933 to 1935, the Public Works Administration conducted a survey for a proposed water project, at a… read more

Post Office – Plymouth NH

Date added: January 29, 2015

The historic post office in Plymouth, New Hampshire was constructed in 1937 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building, which houses an example of New Deal artwork, is still in use today.

Municipal Improvements – Swanzey NH

Date added: January 18, 2015

A small amount of Federal assistance was provided to this typical small New England community (1930 population 2,066). 1933 RFC loan 730.84 for Highways & Bridges Request for a C.W.A. loan for grading at the Factory, Center, and Westport schools…. read more

Municipal Improvements – Portsmouth NH

Date added: January 18, 2015

A significant amount of useful employment was provided thanks to the New Deal in this port city which dates back to the original settlements in the early 1600’s and whose shipyards have played a key part in every conflict our… read more

Plymouth Iron Bridge – Plymouth to Holderness NH

Date added: January 18, 2015

The federal Public Works Administration (PWA) provided funds for the construction of a bridge spanning New Hampshire’s Pemigewasset River between the towns of Plymouth and Holderness. The PWA span replaced an older wooden covered bridge. However, in 2005 the state of… read more

Factory Court – Rochester NH

Date added: January 2, 2015

The Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works provided funds for the construction of a “Fire Protection, Health Conservation and Parking Project” in Rochester, New Hampshire during the Great Depression. The lot currently serves as a popular staging grounds for public… read more

Adult Education – Rochester NH

Date added: January 1, 2015

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) managed an adult education program in Rochester, New Hampshire during the Great Depression. The program replaced a similar one that had been locally organized and funded. A somewhat disdainful attitude toward federal assistance is typified… read more

Spaulding High School – Rochester NH

Date added: December 31, 2014

Rochester, New Hampshire’s historic Spaulding High School was constructed with the aid of federal funds during the Great Depression. The building is still in use today. “Spaulding High School, which opened in 1939, is considered one of the most beautiful… read more

Water System Development – Rochester NH

Date added: December 29, 2014

In the town reports of Rochester, the town resolutions of 1933 and 1934 talk about federal help for the construction of a standpipe and pump. “RESOLUTION TO APPLY SINKING FUND TO NOTES PAYABLE ACCOUNT AND MAKE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL LOAN… read more