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The Great depression was extremely hard on Utah, federal agencies gave funding as part of the New Deal for projects to keep people working.

Utah had 232/233/226 (I’ve seen different numbers reported) projects.

Below are listed the WPA (Works Progress Administration), PWA (Public Works Administration), CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) and other New Deal projects I’ve found and documented.

Projects in Alpine

Projects in Alta

  • Alta Ski Resort Lodges

Projects in American Fork

  • American Fork School Improvements
  • Amphitheater
  • Harrington Elementary School North Addition
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument: Campgrounds
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument: Improvements
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument: Superintendent’s Residence
  • Wall at Quail Cove

Projects in Beaver

Projects in Blanding

  • San Juan High School (former)
  • Water System Development

Projects in Bluffdale

Projects in Brigham City

  • Box Elder High School Gymnasium (demolished)
  • Cemetery Improvements

Projects in Bryce Canyon

Projects in Callao

Projects in Castle Dale

Projects in Cedar City

Projects in Coalville

  • North Summit Grammar School

Projects in Draper

Projects in Duschesne

  • Duchesne High School (former)

Projects in Ephraim

  • Mechanical Arts Building (former)

Projects in Eureka

  • Eureka School

Projects in Fairview

Projects in Fillmore

Projects in Flowell

  • Community House

Projects in Fountain Green

  • Fish Hatchery

Projects in Garland

Projects in Green River

  • Filtration Plant (former)

Projects in Heber

  • Waterworks

Projects in Helper

Projects in Hinckley

Projects in Hyrum

  • South Cache High School Addition
  • Street Improvements

Projects in Jensen

  • Dinosaur Quarry Expansion
  • Quarry Entrance Road Drainage Channel

Projects in Kamas

  • Kamas High School (demolished)

Projects in Kanab

  • Kanab Heritage Museum
  • Kanab Library
  • Kanab School
  • Soapstone CCC Camp

Projects in Layton

  • East Layton Water System
  • Town Hall

Projects in Leeds

Projects in Lewiston

  • Lewiston Community Building

Projects in Loa

  • Wayne County Courthouse

Projects in Logan

  • Adams Elementary School
  • Armory (demolished)
  • CCC Barracks at Tony Grove in Logan Canyon
  • Family Life Building (USU)
  • Lund Hall at USU (demolished)
  • Old Main Hill Amphitheater (USU)
  • Utah State University: Home Economics (Commons Building)
  • Wilson Elementary School Addition

Projects in Magna

  • Fire Station (former)
  • School (former)

Projects in Manila

  • Manns Campground

Projects in Manti

Projects in Mendon

  • Mendon School

Projects in Midvale

Projects in Midway

Projects in Minersville

  • Cemetery Improvements
  • City Hall

Projects in Moab

  • Arches National Park
  • City Center (former School Building)
  • Grand County Courthouse
  • Water and Sewer Systems

Projects in Modena

  • School

Projects in Morgan

Projects in Moroni

Projects in Mountain Home

  • Moon Lake Project

Projects in Mt Pleasant

Projects in Murray

  • Arlington School (demolished)
  • Bonnyview School (demolished) Addition and Remodeling
  • Bonnyview School Grounds Development
  • Liberty School Improvements (demolished)
  • Municipal Power Building & Offices
  • Murray City Center
  • Water Supply

Projects in Myton

  • Midview Dam
  • Myton Grade School

Projects in Nephi

Projects in North Ogden

  • North Ogden Elementary School (demolished)

Projects in Ogden

  • El Monte Clubhouse
  • Ogden High School
  • Ogden Municipal Building
  • Ogden River Project
  • State Industrial School Improvements

Projects in Orderville

  • Valley School

Projects in Panguitch

  • Panguitch High School

Projects in Park City

Projects in Payson

  • Payson School

Projects in Pine Valley

Projects in Plain City

  • Plain City School Gymnasium 

Projects in Pleasant Grove

Projects in Plymouth

  • Plymouth Grade School

Projects in Price

  • Barrier Canyon Mural (in the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum)
  • Gordon Creek Bridge
  • Hangar
  • Mead’s Wash Bridge
  • Municipal Building (City Hall & Auditorium)
  • Municipal Building Murals
  • Utah State University Eastern: Administration Building (demolished)

Projects in Provo

Projects in Randlett

Projects in Richmond

  • Community Building
  • North Cache High School Addition

Projects in Roosevelt

  • Roosevelt High School

Projects in Salina

Projects in Salt Lake

  • Barrier Canyon Mural (in the Natural History Museum of Utah)
  • CCC Camp at Big Cottonwood Canyon
  • Campgrounds and Trails in Millcreek Canyon
  • Capitol Murals (State Capitol Rotunda)
  • City and County Building Repairs from the 1934 Earthquake
  • Forest Dale Golf Course Clubhouse
  • Fort Douglas
  • Fort Douglas: Barracks
  • Fort Douglas: Bath House & other improvements
  • Fort Douglas: CCC Warehouse & Stables
  • Fort Douglas: NCO Quarters
  • Fort Douglas: Officer Quarters
  • Fort Douglas: Recreation Hall & Pool
  • Little Cottonwood Canyon Road
  • Little Cottonwood Creek Bridge (Little Cottonwood Canyon)
  • Memory Grove Park
  • Miller Park
  • Salt Lake City Cemetery
  • Salt Lake City International Airport
  • School District Administration Building (Jordan School District)
  • Storm Mountain Amphitheater ( Big Cottonwood Canyon)
  • Storm Mountain Picnic Area ( Big Cottonwood Canyon)
  • Sugarhouse Station Post Office (former)
  • University of Utah
  • University of Utah: Bureau of Mines Building
  • University of Utah: Carlson Hall (demolished)
  • University of Utah: Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse
  • University of Utah: Seismograph Building (demolished)
  • University of Utah: Thomas Library (Crocker Science Center)
  • Utah Outdoor Camp (The Spruces) (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
  • VA Hospital (former) Landscaping
  • Wasatch Boulevard

Projects in Santaquin

Projects in Scipio

Projects in Spanish Fork

Projects in Spring City

Projects in Springville

Projects in St. George

  • St. George School
  • Water System

Projects in Syracuse

  • Pump House

Projects in Tooele

Projects in Tremonton

  • Bear River High School (possibly in Garland?)

Projects in Trenton

  • Waterworks

Projects in Vernal

  • CCC Camp
  • CCC Camps at the Uintah-Ouray Reservation
  • CCC Reservoir 
  • Central School (former)
  • Fairgrounds Grandstand
  • Recreation Hall

Projects in Veyo

  • CCC Camp F-31

Projects in Wallsburg

  • Provo River Project

Projects in West Jordan

  • South Valley Regional Airport

Projects in Woodland

  • Woodland Grade School

Projects in Zion National Park

  • Zion National Park
  • Zion National Park: Bridge Abutments
  • Zion National Park: Canyon Overlook Trail
  • Zion National Park: East and South Entrance Signs
  • Zion National Park: East Entrance Check-In
  • Zion National Park: Great White Throne Overlook
  • Zion National Park: Pine Creek Irrigation Canal
  • Zion National Park: South Campground Amphitheater
  • Zion National Park: Trail Work and Roadwork
  • Zion National Park: Virgin River Rip Rap

Projects in other parts of Utah

  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Dam at Mormon Gap (between Garrison and Frisco)
  • Grand County Flood Control and Range Conservation
  • Hell’s Backbone Road in Garfield County
  • Navajo Lake Dike
  • Overlook Shelter on Brian Head Peak
  • San Rafael Bridge in Emery County
  • Torrey-Boulder Road in Garfield County