Where in the World is Evan: Cape Cod MA

This month, Evan draws our attention to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Driving to this summer destination means you take one of two massive Public Works Administration bridges spanning the Cape Cod Canal (which was also widened with New Deal funds). Nearby, Joint Base Cape Cod (originally Camp Edwards and Otis Field) was the largest Works Progress Administration (WPA) construction project in Massachusetts. If you are flying in for your vacation, then you’ll pass through the Barnstable Airport, which was also dramatically enlarged with WPA funds. You can visit two classic New Deal post offices on Cape Cod—replete with artwork—in Falmouth and Hyannis. Other New Deal projects on the island include the development of Nickerson State Park by the Civilian Conservation Corps; the WPA restoration of theOld Windmill in Eastham; and the 1934 murals in the Provincetown Town Hall completed with the support of the Public Works of Art Project. Lastly, the New Deal supported environmental work, such as reforestation of the Province Lands and clam reseeding in Provincetown Harbor by the WPA.

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