The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was very active in northern Michigan, planting trees, fighting fires and building recreation facilities in state parks. There was a CCC camp at Higgins Lake. The CCC built the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center… read more
Walt Disney contributed drawings for WPA murals at Benton Grammar School (the school he attended as a boy, later renamed Holmes Elementary). The murals were completed by WPA artists and delighted children for decades.
In 1941-42, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) made major improvements to the Municipal Park in Ferndale, today known as the Firemen’s Park. According to the WPA project card, the improvements consisted of building a softball field with bleachers, reconstructing a… read more
The Civilian Conservation Corps built a shelter and picnic facilities at Mount Kearsarge between 1933-1942.