Post Office Mural – Tylertown MS

Lucile Blanch (aka Lucille Blanch, Lucile Lunquist Blanch, Lucile Lundquist-Blanch, & Lucille Lundquist-Blanch) painted “Rural Mississippi-From Early Days to Present” for the Tylertown, Mississippi post office. According to Deborah Purnell (2004), it was “actually a fresco painted directly onto the… read more

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park: Campground and Picnic Area – Orick CA

Stone stove at picnic area, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - Orick CA

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) made the first improvements to the newly-acquired Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.  Company 1903 worked out of a CCC camp established at the north end of the ‘prairie’ at the present park entrance in 1933. … read more

Rancho Cienega Playground – Los Angeles CA

A 1938 report from the Los Angeles Department of Playground and Recreation describes the WPA’s role in creating the Rancho Cienega recreation area: “Forerunner of the great regional recreation centers of the future, the Rancho Cienega Playground was the outstanding… read more

Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park Improvements – Oakland CA

The East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) was formed in 1934 and acquired land for parks from the East Bay Municipal Water District in 1936.  The first parks were Tilden, Sibley, Temescal and Redwood in the East Bay Hills behind… read more

Relief Work – Waterville ME

In 1933, acting under the leadership of Mayor Thayer, the local C.W.A. administrator, various actions were taken to stabilize the finances of the town and reemploy as many people as possible. Reconstruction Finance Corporation Grant Received during 1933: $19,820.75 Among… read more