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Municipal Improvements – Conway NH

Date added: November 12, 2014

Between 1936 and 1940 the Works Progress Administration provided funding for a ranged of municipal improvements in Conway, NH. These included funds for youth skills training, road work, the library, and the arts, “1936 Library Report April — A Craftsman’s… read more

Forest Management – Conway NH

Date added: November 7, 2014

The Work Progress Administration contributed funds for Blister Rust control efforts in the forests of Conway, New Hampshire in 1936. The WPA gave the town $2,382.42, covering 8,162 acres of land and 21,680 current and goosebury bushes destroyed. Twenty men… read more

Portsmouth Middle School Murals (missing) – Portsmouth NH

Date added: November 2, 2014

Four murals depicting pivotal scenes from the history of Portsmouth, New Hampshire were commissioned by the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) and painted by artist Gladys Brannigan. They were installed in the auditorium of Portsmouth Middle School (on Parrott Avenue)… read more

Municipal Improvements – Hooksett NH

Date added: October 30, 2014

Much work was done throughout the period of the New Deal in Hooksett. “1934 Town maintenance and C. W. A. construction $8,875.92 C. W. A. Total $380.02 1935 Outlay for New Construction and Permanent Improvement: 40. W. P. A. project… read more

Hurricane Reconstruction – Hollis NH

Date added: October 29, 2014

The 1939 Hollis town report mentions Federal Government assistance from the Works Progress Administration after the devastating 1938 hurricane. “W. P. A. AND HURRICANE Paid: State Treasurer $305.29 J. Connor, W. P. A. Foreman 59 50 R. Nute, W. P…. read more

Municipal Work – Hill NH

Date added: October 29, 2014

During 1936 the annual town report mentions the Work Progress Administration helping with a sidewalk $128.46, construction of water holes $147.41, flood reconstruction $40.00, and loam for cemetery $17.85 for a total of $339.04. During 1940 $4,014.12 was provided by… read more

Forestry Work – Haverhill NH

Date added: October 29, 2014

In 1940, the Works Progress Administration provided funds to support forestry work in Haverhill, NH. Their work contributed to control of White Pine Blister Rust and provided employment for 25 local workers. “WHITE PINE BLISTER RUST CONTROL W. P. A…. read more

Municipal Improvements – Harrisville NH

Date added: October 29, 2014

According to annual town reports, the New Deal was helping Harrisville (population 512 in 1930) deal with the economic depression very early on after President Roosevelt was elected. 1933 Town Warrant #6. To see if the town will vote a… read more

Track Removal – Keene NH

Date added: October 28, 2014

In 1935, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) funded a series of street improvements in Keene, NH. This work included removing Keene Electric Railway tracks from West and Main Streets and Central Square and repaving the effected streets.

Work Relief – Hillsborough NH

Date added: October 28, 2014

From 1938 to 1940, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) operated a sewing project in Hillsborough, NH, to making clothing for the needy while providing work for the unemployed.  

Hurricane Reconstruction – Walpole NH

Date added: October 27, 2014

Extensive reconstruction was accomplished in Walpole by the W.P.A. after the hurricane of 1938. 1938 Watkins Hill Road Total, $1,000 00 2,650 ft. of road completed. 4 culverts installed. 2 miles of roadsides brushed and burned. W. P. A. labor… read more

Municipal Improvements – Somersworth NH

Date added: October 27, 2014

The annual town reports for 1939 and 40 mention W.P.A., P.W.A., & N.Y.A. help with town work. 1938 Road Commissioner “With the assistance of W. P. A. labor and under the supervision of the Highway Department, the Main street sidewalk… read more

Town Improvements – Milford NH

Date added: October 27, 2014

The Annual Town Report for 1939 notes Works Progress Administration  & National Youth Administration activity in the town. Welfare Department 22. WPA allotments $1697.46 “Highway Agent When the special WPA appropriation was exhausted, this department purchased all tools, shovels, striking… read more

Municipal Improvements – Bethlehem NH

Date added: October 27, 2014

Town leaders early on in the New Deal took advantage of Federal largesse to make improvements according to annual reports from 1934 to 1941. 1934 Amount Raised by Issue of Bonds or Notes: P. W. A. Water Bonds 37,000.00 P…. read more

Pine Grove Cemetery – Salem NH

Date added: October 27, 2014

According to annual town reports,  federal assistance supported important improvements to the Pine Grove Cemetery during the New Deal. From 1935 to 1937 the Public Works Administration (PWA) was involved in work at the Pine Grove Cemetery, and in 1938… read more