• Buescher State Park - Smithville TX
    Buescher State Park is connected to Bastrop State Park via a scenic 11-mile drive. This CCC project opened to the public in 1940. Mr. Emil and Mrs. Elizabeth Buescher donated the original land to the state between 1933 and 1936. Buescher was spared from the September 2011 fire that swept through Bastrop County. The park has a beautiful lake with fishing, camping, and hiking trails. A plaque in front of the Recreation Hall states: CCC Companies 1805 and 1811 worked on Buescher between 1933 and 1939. Recruits enrolled for a six month period and received base pay of $30 month. Between...
  • Post Office - Smithville TX
    The historic post office in Smithville, Texas was constructed in 1937 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building, which houses an example of New Deal artwork, is still in use today.
  • Post Office Mural - Smithville TX
    The historic Smithville post office houses an example of New Deal artwork: "The Law—Texas Rangers" (1940), an oil-on-canvas mural by Minette Teichmueller. The work was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.