Chief Son-I-Hat’s Whale House and Totems Historic District, Frog/Two Eagle Memorial Pole – Kasaan AK

Craftsmen enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps carved a copy of one of two mortuary posts, called Two Eagle Memorial Pole. The pole stands 15’ tall. The original, which has burned, belonged to the Eagle Leg House in Old Kasaan…. read more

Chief Son-I-Hat’s Whale House and Totems Historic District, Ha’u Pole – Kasaan AK

Craftsmen enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps restored the original Ha’u Pole. The Kasaan Haida Heritage Foundation describes the significance of the figures represented on the pole: “Sources recount that a man from the Tlingit village of Kake carved this… read more

Chief Son-I-Hat’s Whale House and Totems Historic District, Sitting Bear Grave Marker – Kasaan AK

The Sitting Bear Grave Marker is a reproduction from an original totem from Old Kasaan, carved by native craftsmen enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps. The totem was relocated on January 30, 1939 to New Kasaan at the Whale House… read more

Chief Son-I-Hat’s Whale House and Totems Historic District, Skawaal Pole – Kasaan AK

Craftsmen enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps restored the original Skawaal Pole. The Kasaan Haida Heritage Foundation describes the significance of the figures represented on this pole: “This pole is about 50-feet high and was one of two poles which… read more

Chief Son-I-Hat’s Whale House and Totems Historic District, Son-I-Hat Frontal Pole – Kasaan AK

Standing in front of the Whale House, this 50-foot pole is a reproduction of an Old Kasaan original. The pole was carved in 1939 by James Peele. Chester R. Snow, a Construction Engineer for the Civilian Conservation Corps noted that the original… read more

Chief Son-I-Hat’s Whale House and Totems Historic District, Spencer Pole – Kasaan AK

David Peele and craftsmen enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps carved a copy of the Spencer Pole. The Kasaan Haida Heritage Foundation describes the significance of the figures represented on the pole: “The 40-foot Spencer Pole was raised by Kate… read more

Colonial National Historical Park – Yorktown VA

Replica uniforms made by WPA sewing unit, for CNHP museum - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

Colonial National Historical Park: Building Restoration – Yorktown VA

Lightfoot house, rebuilt by the CCC at CNHP - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

Colonial National Historical Park: Fortifications – Yorktown VA

American battery #2, CNHP - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

Colonial National Historical Park: Landscaping – Yorktown VA

CCC moving trees at CNHP - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

Fort Bridger Restoration – Fort Bridger WY

Between 1935 and 1938, the WPA performed structural renovation and historic restoration work at this site. From the Bridger Valley Pioneer: One of the Valley projects funded by WPA was the artesian well in Fort Bridger. It still runs today,… read more

Fort Caspar Restoration – Casper WY

The Civil Works Administration (CWA), Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) performed structural renovation and historic restoration work at this site. Casper Star-Tribune, 1934: “Dedication of the new traps today at the Izaak Walton league park… read more

Fort Churchill Restoration – Lyon NV

The Civilian Conservation (CCC) helped the National Park Service reconstruct Fort Churchill in the 1930s. Fort Churchill was an 1860s army post built along the Overland Emigrant Trail, which was abandoned in 1869 when its usefulness had passed. Afterward, it… read more

Fort Griffin Restoration – Albany TX

Only thing left at the CCC camp location.

The 3803 Junior White Company was established in Texas Jan. 5, 1938. They worked for three years prior to the program’s discontinuance developing the park’s campground, roads, and completing a partial reconstruction of the fort. The fort’s bakery was one… read more