• Flood Control Dike - Montague MA
    In response to heavy flooding after a severe storm in 1936, Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) labor—under the direction of U.S. Army engineers—constructed dikes along the Connecticut River in many Massachusetts communities, including Montague. The exact status and locations of these dikes is presently unknown to Living New Deal.
  • Hatchery Improvements - Montague MA
    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted work at the fish hatchery in Montague, Mass.
  • Sawmill River Bridge - Montague MA
    The Sawmill River is located in northern Massachusetts, and passes near and under many streets in the town of Montague: "The river closely parallels North Leverett Road and Main Street, and passes under North Leverett Road, Route 63, South Street, Center Street, Main Street, Meadow Road and South Ferry Road on its way to the Connecticut ..." A short bridge carries Center Street across the Sawmill River. It was improved with the aid of federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) labor. A plaque credits WPA improvement work between 1935 and 1936; imprints on the sides of the cement side structures along the...