Your bike at a CCC or WPA site

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    From Wikipedia:

    The Dustin Agricultural Building in Dustin, Oklahoma was built as a Works Progress Administration project in 1936. It is located at Rutherford and Fourth Streets. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

    It is a one-story 63 by 77 feet (19 m × 23 m) structure made of native sandstone. It was deemed notable as "an excellent example of an early WPA project where the quarry and mason work are rather crude. It also suggests just how varied were the different projects of the agency. The Dustin facility seems to have been built for no specific purpose and has been used for cotton storage and peanut drying." When listed it was used by the city for storage of equipment.
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    Inola, Oklahoma WPA cemetery chapel. Completed in 1940.

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    From thehistoryexchange.com:

    This one-room chapel is a rectangular (26′ x 37′) structure constructed of cut, coursed, and rusticated native stone of buff color. The roof is gabled with parapets. The windows have concrete sills and lentils. The door has been taken down at the entrance and converted into a garage. The windows have been filled in with concrete.
    This chapel is significant because it provided employment for destitute workers at a time when employment opportunities were scarce. The construction of this chapel also contributed to morale in the area. Architecturally, it is unique in type, style, materials, and workmanship. The building is one of few WPA chapels found in NE Oklahoma. The chapel is still in use as a storage room on the cemetery grounds.
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    Hanna, Oklahoma.

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    From thelivingnewdeal.org:

    The WPA constructed this simple stone schoolhouse in 1938. It is still in use today. A 1985 Oklahoma Landmarks Survey of WPA projects described the structure in detail:

    “This school of twelve to fourteen rooms in a single-story, rectangular (200′ x 60′) structure constructed of uncut native stone in buff and auburn colors with beaded masonry in a random rubble. The roof is flat with parapets. The front doors are recessed behind square entryways outlined in concrete. The windows on the front have continuous lentils and sills…

    Few structures in Hanna can compare to it in scale. The strategic placement of the colorful stones gives the school its own distinctive design… The WPA infused wages of some 108,120 man-hours of labor into the local economy and helped to support main street. It also created a new environment conducive to learning for children in and around Hanna.”
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    Post Office in Rockville, Md. Now part of the police station. Original mural inside is great. I sometimes go visit it on my lunch hour. Picture re-purposed from Maryland Tag-o-rama.
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    Rock Hill School, Vernon, Oklahoma. Listed in Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory as being one of the oldest remaining all-black rural schools. Too bad they're letting it rot away.

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    From thehistoryexchange.com:

    A one room building, Rock Hill School is a single-story, rectangular (24′ x 30′) structure constructed of cut, crudely coursed, and rusticated native stone of buff color. The roof is gabled and there are five small windows on the back side and one small window in the front. The door has a small extended roof attached. The window panes are gone and the windows are now partially filled with wooden inserts. These alterations do not impeach the integrity of the building.
    SIGNIFICANCE: 1935; builder/architect: Oklahoma State Dept. of Instruction
    Construction of this school provided a new environment conducive to learning for black children theretofore deprived educationally in this rural and remote area. It also gave black unskilled and unemployed laborers on relief useful work and some economic security at a time when such opportunities were very low. The project also enabled the WPA to infuse wages of some 18,000 man-hours of labor into the local economy.
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    We just have signs as I assume all of the wooden buildings have returned to the earth.

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    Some of those old buildings are probably very sound. Surprised someone doesn't restore them as a home.
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    Panola School, Panola, Oklahoma. Built 1936.

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    Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney MI, 95,264 acres.

    A little info from wikipedia

    The Seney National Wildlife Refuge is built upon the remains of the Great Manistique Swamp, a perched sand wetland located in the central Upper Peninsula. After its forests were heavily exploited in 1880-1910, promoters attempted to drain the swamp for farmland. The drainage was a failure and left the wetland criss-crossed with canals, ditches, and drainage ponds. Much of the property was then abandoned for unpaid property taxes.

    During the 1930s, work crews employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) rebuilt, restored, and expanded the wetland drains, this time for active wetlands management purposes. These CCC ponds and drains are still used by the wetlands managers that staff the current National Wildlife Refuge. The Seney National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935.[2]


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    Latimer County Courthouse, Wilburton, Oklahoma.

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    What does "Guard Line" mean? I've never seen that.
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    Not entirely certain, but there was a lot of construction going on (tried to keep it out of my pics!) with guys wearing stripped pants (ie. convict labor) walking around (you can see one in the first pic), as well as their guards, so maybe that has something to do with it..
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    Porter, Oklahoma, built as a county building. Housed German and Italian prisoners of war during WWII.

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