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

Fort Independence Restoration – Providence RI

The WPA restored this fort at some point prior to 1938. From Rhode Island: A Guide to the Smallest State: “[T]he Works Progress Administration has restored the old fort, graded the land, and converted it into a park.” The site… read more

Fort Recovery Restoration and Museum – Fort Recovery OH

WPA crews rebuilt historic Fort Recovery between 1935 and 1939. The fort was originally built in 1794 on the site where Army General Arthur St. Clair was roundly defeated by the armies of a confederation of Miami and Shawnee Native… read more

Fort Rice Improvements – Mandan ND

Fort Rice Stone Cairn Historic Site Marker

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) began to restore the foundation of Fort Rice and build replica structures on the historic site in 1937.  Located eighteen miles south of Mandan in Morton County, Fort Rice was originally built as an Army… read more

Fort Snelling – St. Paul MN

The fort dates back the early nineteenth century, when it was used to “promote and protext the interests of the United States in the region’s fur trade” ( Between 1938 and 1940, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) performed structural renovation and… read more