Water System – Seldovia AK

Description

The Public Works Administration (PWA) undertook the water supply system in Seldovia, Alaska during the Great Depression. The water supply system was constructed for $25,454 in 1939. It was a part of a wave of construction projects resulting in part from the advocacy of Alaska Congressional delegate Anthony J. Dimond (1933-1945), who pushed for channeling New Deal funding into the Alaska territory.

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
25454

Source notes

Over Half of Alaska PWA Fund is Here. (December 6, 1938). Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, p. 2.

Haycox, S. (2002). Alaska: An American Colony. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press. p. 248-249.

Project originally submitted by Susan C. Allen on January 1, 2015.

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Location Info


Seldovia, AK 99663

Location notes: No exact location known.

Coordinates: 59.438056, -151.711389

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