Court Junior High School – Las Cruces NM

Description

"President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs put people to work. Young men in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built flood control projects at Elephant Butte Dam. Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers built three schools in Las Cruces, including Court Junior High. They also built numerous tourist and recreation facilities in the area.

Picacho Avenue earned the nickname 'Little Oklahoma' when it became a thoroughfare for refugees bound for California. Stranded and destitute, travelers sold their belongings for gas money. This roadside trade was the precursor of Picacho Avenue's antique and second-hand stores."

-Las Cruces: Crossroads of History

Source notes

"The Great Depression," Las Cruces: Crossroads of History
<https://www.las-cruces.org/code/history_exhibit/waterhardtimes.html#Depression>

"New Deal Sites in New Mexico," Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, New Mexico Humanities Council.
<https://atlas.nmhum.org/atlas.php?gmap=42>

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Location Info

402 West Court Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Location notes:

Coordinates: 32.311356, -106.783103

One comment on “Court Junior High School – Las Cruces NM

  1. kip walter

    went there in 1963&1964

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