Sheridan waterworks, "Section C" by Big Goose CreekSheridan waterworks, "Section C": Settling Basin, Filter Beds, and Caretaker's Residence
A settling basin, filter beds, and caretaker’s house by Big Goose Creek, located about 13 miles southwest of Sheridan, Wyoming, were components of “Section C,” part of a large waterworks project enabled by the New Deal’s Public Works Administration (PWA) in 1936-7. Many of the original components have since been demolished and replaced, though the caretaker’s residence—which was last lived in in 1986—is still extant.
Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 157.
National Archives: RG 135-SAR: Public Works Administration Prints: Photographs rejected for use in the Photographic Report to the President: “Survey of the Architecture of Completed Projects of the PWA, 1939.” Box 23, Wyoming File, Folder "17. Water Works."
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 26, 2022.
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