School Grounds Improvements – Canaan ME

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The Civil Works Administration (CWA) carried out improvements on the ground so fthe Grammar School in Canaan ME. According to a Report of Superintendent of Schools,
“One of the very pleasing innovations of the past year was the grading of the school grounds at both the grammar and primary schools. I wish to extend personally my thanks and appreciation to Mr. Horace Bean for his fine spirit of cooperation in this enterprise. He, personally aided in every way, and only through his keen interest and participation in the project would it have been possible to use the CWA funds for this work. No greater need existed than the building up and grading of these grounds. Where before our children were forced to wade in mud and water during many days of the school sessions, they will now be enjoying a fine dry surface for their play and recreation.”

 

Various other relief projects were completed between 1933 and 1934.

 

population 714 (1930 census)

1933
CWA Work
Paid labor $1,523.35
Received US government $1,431.10
Amount paid by town $81.60

Treasurer’s Report
Gordon Gleason, acct. fare to CCC $8.00
Alpheus Nason, loan for CWA work $200.00

1934
Treasurer of US, acct. CWA $108.85
Gordon Gleason, balance CCC $2.00
State, account ERA $373.88

ERA WORK
Paid labor $373.54
Bowman Hardware Co. supplies $.90
Alpheus Nason, supplies $4.60
Received from State ERA $373.88
Amount paid by town $5.15

State Aid Road Construction 1935
Built in connection with ERA
Kleber Green $194.50
Clifton Jewell, labor and loam $23.85
S.W. Fitzgerald, gravel $39.45
Nason and Salsbury, gravel $22.70
Due from state 197.00
Amount paid by town $93.50

Harold Bean, typing for ERA work $8.00
Crendal Holt, expenses to CCC camp $5.00

Source notes

Annual Reports of the Town Officers of the Town of Canaan Maine

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on September 6, 2019.

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Location Info


School
Canaan, ME 04924

Location notes: General location marker.

Coordinates: 44.7630104, -69.57134009999999

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