Barre Street Improvements – Montpelier VT

Montpelier’s 40th Annual Report details many roadwork projects undertaken in 1934 with Vermont Emergency Relief Administration (VERA) funds, including: “Barre Road, widening at Jerue turn”. Efforts were continued in subsequent years by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). 1939 Montpelier annual… read more

Bennington Local Protection Project – Bennington VT

The Bennington Local Protection Project was undertaken by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), in Bennington, Vermont during the Great Depression. Later reconstruction projects were handled by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. “The Bennington Local Protection Project is located… read more

Berlin Street Improvements – Montpelier VT

Montpelier’s 1937 Annual Report details roadwork projects undertaken in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) funds, including: “Berlin Street from River Street to the City line and a portion of Winooski Avenue received tar treatment for the first time.”… read more

Gallison Hill Road Improvements – Montpelier VT

Montpelier’s 40th Annual Report details many roadwork projects undertaken in 1934 with Vermont Emergency Relief Administration (VERA) funds, including: “Gallison Hill Road, grading”. Efforts were continued in subsequent years by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Gifford Woods State Park – Killington VT

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed Vermont’s Gifford Woods State Park during the 1930s. “Development of Gifford Woods State Park began in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps …  In 1933 and 1934, CCC crews constructed the park office and… read more

Gould Hill Road Improvements – Montpelier VT

Montpelier’s 40th Annual Report details many roadwork projects undertaken in 1934 with Vermont Emergency Relief Administration (VERA) funds, including: “Gould Hill Road entire length, grading and graveling”. Efforts were continued in subsequent years by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Green Mountain National Forest – VT

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont during the 1930s. “The Depression-era legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (established in 1933 as part of Roosevelt’s “New Deal”) is reflected on the Forest. At one time… read more

Groton State Forest – Groton VT

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worked to develop Groton State Forest and multiple state parks attendant with the state forest, including New Discovery, Kettle Pond, Stillwater, and Ricker Pond State Parks. The CCC conducted reforestation work, developed trails and roads,… read more

Hill Street Improvements – Montpelier VT

Montpelier’s 40th Annual Report details many roadwork projects undertaken in 1934 with Vermont Emergency Relief Administration (VERA) funds, including: “Hill Street entire length, rock excavation, extensive grading, stone base and graveling”. Street improvement and sewer construction efforts were continued here… read more

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