Sheridan, Wyoming: PWA Waterworks, South Section Map (satellite image)Map detailing the components of Sheridan, Wyoming's PWA waterworks project (South Section) from the 1930s. Map created by Evan Kalish using Google Maps satellite imagery, 2022.
Two water reservoirs, located on airport property just northeast of what is now Sheridan County Airport in Sheridan, Wyoming, were constructed as part of a large waterworks project enabled by the New Deal’s Public Works Administration (PWA) in 1936-7. The map provided shows the location of what are known as the Upper Reservoir and Lower Reservoir of the project’s “South Section.” The reservoirs have since been covered but are still in operation.
South Section – Upper Reservoir: 44.777661, -106.984698
South Section – Lower Reservoir: 44.781693, -106.980759
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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