Municipal Work – Hill NH

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During 1936 the annual town report mentions the Work Progress Administration helping with a sidewalk $128.46, construction of water holes $147.41, flood reconstruction $40.00, and loam for cemetery $17.85 for a total of $339.04.

During 1940 $4,014.12 was provided by the W.P.A for the Relocation Account for the construction of a Town Hall, lands, streets and sidewalks in New Village.

“Hill Village, NH: Relocating An Entire Town

In February 1937, residents of Hill Village NH learned that their village, near the Pemigewasset River, was to become a flood control reservoir for the Franklin Falls dam project [constructed by the Army Corp. of Engineers] To accommodate the construction of the Franklin Falls Dam, the village of Hill NH was to be relocated. By January of 1940, the citizens of Hill NH formed an association, purchased land, and began planning a new model village with the help of the NH State Planning and Development Commission. Construction started in 1940, and by June of 1941 the new town hall and school were completed, along with the streets, water system, and 30 houses. The 1941 town meeting was called to order in the old town hall, recessed, and reconvened in the new village.”

Source notes

ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE Selectmen, Clerk, Treasurer,
Road Agent, School Board, and Other Officials OF THE
TOWN OF HILL, N. H

http://www.nhtourguide.com/history/hill_village.htm

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on October 29, 2014.

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Hill, NH 03243

Coordinates: 43.52564539999999, -71.7045908

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