Northern Arizona University Improvements – Flagstaff AZ

Women's quad at north end of campus, Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff AZ

The Public Works Administration (PWA) gave the Arizona State Teachers College a grant of $105,000 and a loan of $313,000 to build housing on the campus – today’s Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.  These were North Hall, expansion of Taylor… read more

Tuolumne Meadows Sewage System – Yosemite National Park CA

Tuolumne Meadows - Yosemite National Park CA

In the late 1930s, the Public Works Administration (PWA) funded a new sewage collection and treatment system for Tuolumne Meadows.  It replaced the original septic tanks for the campground comfort stations and was extended to take in a broader area… read more

South Gate Entrance Station – Yosemite National Park CA

Ranger residence at South Entrance - Yosemite National Park CA

In 1934, the Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the creation of the South Gate Entrance Station to Yosemite National Park.  This followed enlargement of the park by the addition of the area from Wawona south and was done as part… read more

Yosemite and Curry Village Improvements – Yosemite National Park CA

Yosemite Falls - Yosemite National Park CA

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees made many improvements at Yosemite Village and Curry Village at the east end of Yosemite Valley, in the heart of Yosemite National Park. At the time, these were known as the Old Village, New Village… 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