Guernsey State Park Development – Guernsey WY

Million Dollar Biffy (outhouse) - Guernsey State Park WY

Guernsey State Park is built around the Guernsey Dam and Reservoir, constructed in the 1920s as a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation project along the North Platte River in  southeastern Wyoming. In the 1930s, the Bureau worked with the National Park… read more

Hartwick Pines State Park – Grayling MI

“Much of the park’s development came to a halt in October 1929 when the Great Depression gripped the country. Work did not resume until the spring of 1933 when the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps arrived at Hartwick… read more

Hawks Nest State Park – Ansted WV

Hawks Nest May 2018

“The state bought the park lands in 1935, and the Civilian Conservation Corps made improvements including a picnic shelter, snack and souvenir shop, museum, and restrooms. The museum, which holds pioneer artifacts, features a glassed observation room offering a view… read more

Hawthorn Glen Nature Center and Amphitheater – Milwaukee WI

Hawthorn Glen is a park and nature and education center administered by the Milwaukee Public Schools recreation division. The twenty-three acre site includes a long curving bluff, ravines, and a deciduous forest, as well as a soccer field, several nature… read more

Lincoln Pioneer Village and Museum – Rockport IN

WPA workers developed the Lincoln Pioneer Village and Museum from 1935 to 1936. Work also included landscaping and the building of cabins and a lake. From the State of Indiana’s website on the attraction: “The Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum… read more

McCormick’s Creek State Park CCC Recreation Hall & Nature Museum – Spencer IN

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Recreation Center was used as a library and mess hall. It was abandoned after the CCC camp relocated. Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers remodeled the building and created a nature museum. The nature museum opened… read more

Mineola Historical Museum (Old Post Office) – Mineola TX

The post office in Mineola was built in 1936 under the Public Works Administration (PWA) program and was designed by architects at the U.S. Treasury Department. It continued to be used as a post office until 1998. It is now… read more