- Fortuna, CA
- Site Type:
- Parks and Recreation, Stadiums, Comfort Stations (Restrooms), Recreation Halls
- New Deal Agencies:
- Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs
- Quality of Information:
- Site Survival:
In 1940, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) developed the rodeo grounds at the Municipal Park, now Rohner Park, in Fortuna. WPA relief workers built the grandstand, judges stand, concession stands, restrooms and more – most of which appear to still be in place.
Next to the rodeo grounds is a large building called “Firemen’s Hall”, which may well be the barn indicated in the original WPA work order (see image).
At the entrance to the rodeo grounds, there is a marker crediting the WPA and the city of Fortuna with creating the Municipal Park.
WPA Project Card, # 65-1-08-2287, 1939-40
Site originally submitted by Joan Greer on June 10, 2021.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.
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