Waterworks: Filtration Beds and Caretaker’s House – Sheridan WY

Description

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.

Source notes

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."

Local source

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 26, 2022.

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Location Info


Big Goose Road
Sheridan, WY

Coordinates: 44.697617, -107.185958

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