Municipal Improvements – Ashland ME

The annual municipal report from 1935 reported on extensive E.R.A. activity in Ashland: “Since May 1, 1934 the Town of Ashland has received approximately $10,000.00 in the form of Federal Emergency Relief Funds. This money has enabled the town to… read more

Municipal Improvements – Brentwood MD

According to an index of WPA projects in the national archives, the WPA did extensive work in Brentwood, including: installing water mains, constructing sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and paving and storm drainage. Records show the WPA also constructed a Law… read more

Municipal Improvements – Franconia NH

Various relief and infrastructure efforts were provided by the New Deal for this small New Hampshire mountain village, population 514 (1930 Census). From 1933 to 1935, the Public Works Administration conducted a survey for a proposed water project, at a… read more

Municipal Improvements – Hudson NH

Annual reports show that the town of Hudson was helped extensively by New Deal programs. In addition to work by the RFC and FERA (which included distributing food and medicine to school children), the CWA repaired and improved schools and… read more

Municipal Utility Improvements – Berlin NH

Extensive work was done in Berlin by a combination of the CWA, FERA, PWA, NYA, CCC and WPA all during the existence of the New Deal when “in 1935, under the leadership of newly-elected Mayor Arthur Bergeron, the Farmer-Labor Party… read more

Municipal Water System Improvements – Claremont NH

Annual municipal reports for Claremont document extensive New Deal involvement in developing the city’s water supply and sewage systems. In 1935, this work included WPA aid in the construction of the local Rice Reservoir, and CCC construction of five “water… read more

Nahant Beach Development – Nahant MA

Descriptions of W.P.A. projects conducted in 1937: “Nahant Beach Reservation; the large automobile parking space adjacent to the boulevard was improved and enlarged by the completion of a project started in 1936. The area was improved and made safer for… read more

Natchez Trace State Park – Wildersville TN

This Tennessee state park was developed by several New Deal  “on land bought from residents who could no longer farm the land due to erosion.” (wikipedia.org) “Three New Deal agencies, the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC),… read more