- Medora, ND
- Site Type:
- Parks and Recreation, Picnic and Other Facilities, Landscaping and Tree Planting, Lodges, Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers, Paths and Trails
- New Deal Agencies:
- Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs
- Quality of Information:
- Very Good
- Site Survival:
In 1938, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed improvements at, and helped beautify, De Mores Memorial Park in downtown Medora ND. The city park improvement project was one of several beautification initiatives around Medora that depended on WPA work crews.
“WPA labor is being used with Ben Lantz acting as landscape architect,” a journalistic commentator remarked at the time. “Scoria walks are being built through the park. A fountain will be constructed and the whole area [e]nclosed with a stone wall fence, surmounted by iron grill work.”
The park remains an attraction and site of leisure and recreation for town residents.
“Park Beautification Program for Medora,” Parks &Recreation, January 1938.
“De Mores Park – The Best Spot in Medora to Sprawl Out with a Good Book,” Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. https://medora.com/do/history/de-mores-park/
Site originally submitted by Gray Brechin on June 6, 2022.
Contribute to this Site
We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal site.Submit More Information or Photographs for this New Deal Site