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    Work Relief – Hampton NH

    Date added: June 9, 2014; Modified: April 11, 2017

    “A special town meeting in 1933 was devoted mainly to motions aimed at making applications for public-works projects to the State Civilian Works Administration (CWA), a Depression-inspired program to find work for the unemployed… Women were urged to file with… read more

    Municipal Improvements – Jaffrey NH

    Date added: November 22, 2014; Modified: April 11, 2017

    Throughout the New Deal, various agencies contributed to the improvement of Jaffrey, a small town of 2,800 (1930 Census) according to annual town reports. 1933 “Through an arrangement with the District Nursing Association and the State Supervisor of Health, Miss… read more

    Municipal Improvements – Goffstown NH

    Date added: May 31, 2014; Modified: April 11, 2017

    Municipal reports from the 1930s detail local WPA work in Goffstown: 1935 Outlay for New Construction and Permanent Improvements: Highways and Bridges State Aid Construction, Class V W. P. A $492.90 1936 MOTH EXTERMINATION Jean B. Moquin, gas and oil… read more

    Parks and Recreation Work – Nashua NH

    Date added: June 7, 2014; Modified: April 11, 2017

    1933 Mayor Alvin Lucier in his inaugural address listed 4 major projects done in cooperation with Federal Relief agencies. 3. PARKS AND COMMONS AND RECREATION FACILITIES. This project was designed to further develop the Artillery Pond project and includes some… read more

    Forestry Work – Farmington NH

    Date added: January 26, 2016; Modified: April 11, 2017

    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

    Moose Brook State Park – Gorham NH

    Date added: February 7, 2016; Modified: April 11, 2017

    “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

    Bartlett Experimental Forest – Bartlett NH

    Date added: February 12, 2016; Modified: April 11, 2017

    “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

    Wild River Rehabilitation – Shelburne NH

    Date added: February 18, 2016; Modified: April 11, 2017

    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

    Wadleigh State Park – North Sutton NH

    Date added: August 12, 2016; Modified: April 11, 2017

    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.”

    CCC Camps and Improvements – White Mountain National Forest NH

    Date added: October 2, 2012; Modified: April 11, 2017

    “There were 17 permanent CCC camps on the White Mountain National Forest. After establishing their campsites, the men constructed ski and hiking trails, high country shelters, roads, campgrounds and parking areas. Where there was only a foot trail before, the… 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; Modified: 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

    City Hall – Dover NH

    Date added: September 3, 2016; Modified: September 18, 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

    Public Library – Allenstown NH

    Date added: May 30, 2014; Modified: September 2, 2016

    The Allenstown Public Library was erected in 1934 by Public Works Administration (PWA) workers at a cost of $13,138.00. This Colonial Revival structure was designed by Harold, Homes, Owen, Inc. The original contract stipulated that the majority of the construction work was to… read more