Maidstone State Park – Maidstone VT

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed Vermont’s Maidstone State Park during the 1930s. “Maidstone was designated by the state of Vermont as a state park in 1938. The camp areas were wilderness, but the area around the lodge was a… read more

Marvin Street Improvements – Montpelier VT

Montpelier’s 40th Annual Report details many roadwork projects undertaken in 1934 with Vermont Emergency Relief Administration (VERA) funds, including: “Marvin Street, grading and putting in stone base”. Street improvement and sewer construction efforts were continued here in subsequent years by… read more

Miscellaneous Projects – Montpelier VT

In 1935 “considerable work was done with [Vermont Emergency Relief Administration] V.E.R.A. labor in cutting brush and cleaning up around the pond [reservoir].” The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted work at Montpelier’s Community House in 1936. The WPA and CCC… read more

New Discovery State Park – Marshfield VT

The CCC did extensive work at multiple sites within New Discovery State Park, one of several parks located within the Groton State Forest. “In 1933, CCC Company 146 from Rhode Island was stationed along the road to Osmore Pond. Approximately… read more

North Avenue Widening and Sewers – Burlington VT

The Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) reconstructed and widened Burlington’s North Avenue, with the W.P.A.  installing sewers as well. Widening was undertaken with P.W.A. funds in 1934, P.W.A Project No. VT 2232. Widening under the W.P.A. was… read more

North Street Improvements – Montpelier VT

Montpelier’s 40th Annual Report details many roadwork projects undertaken in 1934 with Vermont Emergency Relief Administration (VERA) funds, including: “North Street to City Line, grading and graveling”. Sewer work was undertaken by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1935: “402… read more