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    Annotated map of (many) WPA-built structures at Holy City of the Wichitas

    Holy City of the Wichitas – Comanche County OK

    Date added: July 1, 2024; Modified: July 8, 2024

    The Holy City of the Wichitas represents an utterly unique Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, located on federal land in the Wichita Mountains, Comanche County, northwest of Lawton, Oklahoma. Since 1936 the WPA project has been home to the nation’s… read more

    Mount Scott Road; near top of mountain, overlooking Lake Lawtonka

    Mount Scott Road, Crest Development – Comanche County OK

    Date added: July 8, 2024; Modified: July 8, 2024

    The ~three-mile winding Mount Scott Road, which takes drivers to the top of Mount Scott in the Wichita Mountains of Comanche County, Oklahoma was a years-long collaborative effort involving the Public Works Administration and Works Progress Administration / Work Projects… read more

    Lake Elmer Thomas as seen from Mount Scott

    Lake Elmer Thomas – Medicine Park OK

    Date added: July 8, 2024; Modified: July 8, 2024

    Multiple relief agencies: the Civil Works Administration (CWA), Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), and Works Progress Administration (WPA) Works Progress Administration (WPA) were responsible for the creation Lake Elmer Thomas with construction of Lake Thomas Dam by Medicine Park, Oklahoma,… read more

    Lake Elmer Thomas Dam with driveway on top

    Lake Elmer Thomas Dam – Medicine Park OK

    Date added: July 8, 2024; Modified: July 8, 2024

    Multiple relief agencies: the Civil Works Administration (CWA), Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), and Works Progress Administration (WPA) impounded Little Medicine Creek by constructing Lake Thomas Dam by Medicine Park, Oklahoma. Work was completed in 1938 at a cost of… read more

    Quanah Parker Dam

    Quanah Parker Dam – Comanche County OK

    Date added: July 8, 2024; Modified: July 8, 2024

    Located in the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, Quanah Parker Dam north of Cache, Oklahoma was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): Company #859. The 52-foot-high dam was meant to be a “miniature replica of Boulder dam.” Construction occurred… read more

    Quanah Parker Dam

    Quanah Parker Lake – Comanche County OK

    Date added: July 8, 2024; Modified: July 8, 2024

    The lake and reservoir: Quanah Parker Lake was created by the impounding of Quanah Creek by Quanah Parker Dam: a ca. 1935-6 project constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The lake has a surface area of 89 acres, with a… read more

    Rush Lake: Dam and Lake – Comanche County OK

    Date added: July 8, 2024

    Located on Blue Beaver Creek, “Rush Lake Dam was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1934.” The dam and lake are one of many developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge.

    Lake Lawtonka Expansion – Medicine Park OK

    Date added: July 8, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) dramatically increased the size and capacity of Lake Lawtonka, as part of a project that included raised the height of Lake Lawtonka Dam by ten feet. Primary construction occurred between March 1938 and July 1939…. read more

    Lake Lawtonka Dam Raising – Medicine Park OK

    Date added: July 8, 2024; Modified: July 8, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) raised the height of Lake Lawtonka Dam by ten feet between March 1938 and July 1939. It would take WPA workers additional time to clean up the site and construct “break-water structures at the boat… read more

    Oklahoma State Route 115 Improvements – Cache OK

    Date added: July 8, 2024

    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted improvement work on Oklahoma State Route 115 heading north from Cache, Oklahoma starting in late 1939. Per The Lawton Constitution: Meantime, the state highway department has assigned a crew to maintain the three-mile strip… read more

    Halliburton Stadium – Duncan OK

    Date added: January 9, 2014; Modified: July 4, 2024

    “Halliburton was founded in 1919, and is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the oil and gas industry. It employs more than 75,000 people, in approximately 80 countries. Named for this high-profile presence in Duncan,… read more

    Post Office (former) Mural – Guymon OK

    Date added: February 5, 2018; Modified: May 11, 2024

    The historic former Guymon post office had housed a New Deal mural entitled “Harvest.” The work was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts and was completed by artist Jay Risling in 1939. However, the work was heavily damaged… read more

    Choctaw Ball-Play 1840

    Post Office (former) Mural – Tahlequah OK

    Date added: December 30, 2014; Modified: December 22, 2023

    The historic post office in Tahlequah, Oklahoma houses New Deal artwork. The oil-on-canvas mural, entitled “Choctaw Ball-Play 1840,” was completed by Manuel A. Bromberg and installed in the post office lobby in 1939. The building has since been re-purposed. The mural… read more

    Municipal Pool and Bathhouse – Alva OK

    Date added: November 18, 2023; Modified: November 24, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Municipal Pool and Bathhouse in Alva, OKlahoma. The pool is constructed of poured concrete and the bathhouse has Art Deco elements. The bathhouse is now painted white. It has been placed on the… read more

    Fort Gibson back entrance

    Fort Gibson School and Gym – Fort Gibson OK

    Date added: October 31, 2023; Modified: October 31, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration built the Fort Gibson School and Gym in Fort Gibson OK. The School/Church is presently abandoned.