Cheesequake State Park – Matawan NJ

Description

According to a Works Progress Administration (WPA) Information Division document, a new museum was built in the park. As well, “Five miles of road and 20 miles of trail have been completed by WPA workers, with large auto parking spaces and picnic grounds, open air fireplaces with tables and benches and shelters…a ten-acre lake, formed by damning streams in the vicinity will provide boating and bathing facilities. A 600 foot earthen dam is being constructed, and the muck in a lowland area is being dredged out of for the lake bed…The western edge of the lake will be filled with sand, to make a beach 1,000 feet long.” (National Archives.)

Source notes

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Work Projects Administration, Information Service, Primary File, 1936-42, Box 11, Folder 236-B.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee & Susan DeMasi on October 28, 2014.

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Location Info


300 Gordon Road
Matawan, NJ 07747

Coordinates: 40.439086, -74.26379199999997

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