• Airport Development - Powell WY
    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) worked to construct / develop an airport for Powell, Wyoming, likely Powell Municipal Airport eight miles north of the community. Work here and in other nearby cities "promised to open that region to air traffic."
  • Post Office - Powell WY
    The historic post office in Powell, Wyoming was constructed with Treasury Department funds. The building, which was completed ca. 1938, houses an example of New Deal artwork inside and is still in service.
  • Post Office Mural - Powell WY
    The historic Powell post office houses an example of New Deal artwork: the mural entitled "Powell's Agriculture Resulting from the Shoshone Irrigation Project," painted by Verona Burkhard in 1938. Annals of Wyoming: The mural in the Powell post office was completed in December, 1938, the work of a professional artist who had done similar work for post offices in Montana and North Carolina, and who had shown her work in various art exhibitions. Verona Burkhard received the Powell commission on the basis of designs she had submitted in the Dallas, Texas, post office competition. Trained in the east and from a family...
  • Road Improvements - Powell WY
    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) conducted road improvement work, grading and graveling 21 blocks in Powell, Wyoming.
  • Rural Electrification - Powell WY
    The Western Construction News of June 1937 reported on REA work in Wyoming. "The REA has alloted $50,000 to the Garland Power & Light Company for constructing 50 miles of transmission lines in Park County Wyoming." The company still exists to serve a small area of Northwest Wyoming as part of the The Wyoming Rural Electric Association.
  • Sewers - Powell WY
    A sanitary sewer construction project project in Powell, Wyoming was undertaken as a federal Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project during the Great Depression. PWA Docket No. WY 1100 Furthermore, the Civil Works Administration (CWA) constructed sewers in Powell. Cassity: "In Powell, one CWA project set out to “extend, excavate, backfill Powell sewer for 1800 feet; lay 18” sewer pipe, construct manholes and connect to present sewer system."