Potomac State College: Stayman Field Improvements – Keyser WV

Stayman Field, Potomac State College - Keyser WV

Work on Stayman Field began in December 1932 (before the New Deal) with funding from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC). The initial construction was completed in November 1933. The stadium was named after Joseph W. Stayman, the president of Potomac… read more

Columbia Slough (improved) – Portland OR

Men working on side of Columbia Slough Channel to widen dike - Portland OR

From late December 1934 through early spring 1935, the State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA) funded improvements to the Columbia Slough that involved raising and leveling a dike on the slough’s channel approximately 1.5 miles east of Faloma station. While improving… read more

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve: Improvements – Guerneville CA

Trail in Armstrong Redwoods SNP - Guerneville CA

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) did extensive improvements at Armstrong State Park, circa 1935-1936.  Relief workers  built an amphitheater, a community building (including warden’s headquarters), picnic areas with stone stoves and tables built from native redwood, a timber bridge, two… read more

Sewer Repair: SE Floral and Ankeny Streets – Portland OR

CWA Crew Digging Trenches for Sewer Repair at SE Floral and SE Ankeny Street - Portland OR

During the hard winter months of 1933-1934, the Civil Works Administration (CWA) was a work relief program that employed Portlanders on a variety of needed projects. Sewer repair work was one such project category. These men are shown doing sewer… read more

Street Repair: NW Maywood Drive & NW Melinda Avenue – Portland OR

CWA Workers Repairing Roadway at Intersection of NW Melinda and NW Maywood - Portland OR

During the hard winter months of 1933-1934, the Civil Works Administration (CWA) was a work relief program that employed Portlanders on a variety of needed projects. Street repair work was one such project category. These men are shown on January… read more