The Role of Great Depression-Era New Deal Programs & Monumental Architecture in the Historical Reset

I am currently doing research for the National Statuary Hall at the U. S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC, and encountered Huey Long there, a controversial Populist/Autocratic Governor of Louisiana who was assassinated in 1935.

Long’s legacy as Governor of Louisiana was said to be his creation of an unprecedented public works program resulting in the construction of roads, bridges, hospitals, schools and state buildings, which all would have taken place during the Great Depression.

Infrastructure attributed to Huey Long includes:

The Huey P. Long Bridge, a cantilevered, steel through-truss bridge carrying six-lanes of U.S. 90 and two-tracks of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad across the Mississippi River, said to have been constructed between January of 1933 and December of 1935, as well as the new Louisiana State Capitol building in Baton Rouge, said to have been constructed between 1930 and 1931, and inaugurated in May of 1932.

I have decided to take a short break from the National Statuary Hall research to pull together information that I have already encountered on this subject, as well as researching new places for this post, because of this finding in Louisiana to show you what they tell us in the historical narrative the role New Deal Programs were said to have played in how places were constructed around the United States, as well as Monumental Neoclassical Architecture that was said to have been constructed during the Great Depression, a severe worldwide economic depression between 1929 and 1939.

For the purposes of this post, I am going to focus on examples in the United States primarily from this period of time in history.

I am going to start with Roosevelt’s New Deal work programs, and show you why I believe that they served several purposes, in addition to the creation of Depression-era jobs, and played a significant role in the historical reset and the cover-up of the ancient civilization.

New Deal Agencies like the CCC and WPA in particular were responsible for creating access and infrastructure for the park and recreation system around the country. 

So when people go to these places, they think what they see was created by the CCC & WPA workers. 

The Civilian Conservation Corps CCC operated from 1933 to 1942 in the U.S. for unemployed, unmarried men to do manual labor related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state, and local governments.

Originally for young men ages 18–25, it was eventually expanded to ages 17–28. 

In the nine-years of its operation, the CCC employed 3,000,000 young men, providing them with food, shelter and clothing, and a wage of $30/month, $25 of which had to be sent home to their families.

The Works Progress Administration, later renamed the Work Projects Administration, or WPA, was set up by Presidential order in May of 1935, and headed by Harry Hopkins, a trusted deputy to President Roosevelt who directed the New Deal Programs until he became Roosevelt’s Secretary of Commerce in 1938.

The WPA employed millions of jobseekers, said to have been mostly uneducated men, to carry-out public works projects, like constructing public buildings, parks and roads.

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) was the largest single project of the WPA, and was created by an Act of Congress in 1933. The TVA remains the largest regional planning agency of the U. S. Government.

The TVA Act of 1933 authorized the company to use eminent domain, the power of the state or federal government to take private property for public use while requiring just compensation to be given to the original owner, resulting in the displacement of an estimated 125,000 Tennessee Valley residents.

The TVA’s stated purpose was to provide navigation, flood control, electricity-generation, fertilizer manufacturing, regional planning, and economic development to the Tennessee Valley, a region that suffered from poverty and lack of infrastructure during the Great Depression.

The Public Works Administration was part of the New Deal, and was a large-scale public works construction agency headed by the Secretary of the Interior, Harold Ickes.

It was created by the 1933 National Industrial Recovery Act in response to the Great Depression, and built large-scale public works such as dams, bridges, airports, hospitals, and schools.

The PWA was described as spending billions of dollars contracting with private construction firms providing skilled labor and experience, in contrast with the WPA, which relied on unemployed, unskilled workers.

Roman Nose State Park in Watonga, Oklahoma, was one of many CCC-projects in Oklahoma, where I started waking up to all of this. I visited the park with friends in 2016, and by this time was well on my way to knowing what I was seeing. 

Roman Nose is a beautiful park. 

We are told it was named for a Cheyenne Warrior known as Henry Roman Nose. 

For part of the year they have teepees set up on the grounds, the location of the winter camping grounds for his Cheyenne tribe.

The CCC was credited with creating Roman Nose State Park in 1937, one of Oklahoma’s original seven state parks.

When you go to the part of the park that has springs, this is what you find.

While there are restrooms, and picnic facilities in several locations most likely built by the CCC workers, there are also exquisite stone-work, waterfalls, and springs that most likely were not.

These first photos are of what you see when you enter this part of the park.

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Then, as you walk on the path that takes you by the water, you find that the embankment looks like this.

And the further down the path you go, the more intact you find the stonework.

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On the walking path, you pass by waterfalls that look man-made.

…and finally come to this exquisitely peaceful spring that is surrounded by cut-and-shaped stones.

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Roman Nose is just a short distance north of Watonga, Oklahoma.

Just for point of reference, Watonga is 60-miles, or 97-kilometers, due west of Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Guthrie is the location of one of the largest Scottish Rite Temples in the world, said to have been built in 1919 in Classical Revival style, and recognized as the center of state-level Masonic activities and functions since 1923.

Boiling Springs State Park is located just outside of Woodward, Oklahoma, and was another place in Oklahoma reputed to have been constructed as a park from the natural environment by the CCC in the 1930s.

The Park received its name from the appearance of what likes like boiling water from the in-rush of subsurface water.

This exquisite stone-work is what you find on a walk around the park grounds, that looks like the stone-work at Roman Nose State Park.

I have also been to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur, Oklahoma, which is said to contain many fine examples of the 1930s CCC Rustic National Park Service -Style architecture.

The Rustic-style of park design was said to have been developed in-between World War I and World War II under the leadership of Thomas Vint, limiting development to preserve natural scenery, and designing structures in harmony with the environment.

Examples of this attribution include the stone-work found at the Buffalo Springs location of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area .

Does it make sense that the unskilled and mostly uneducated young laborers of the CCC could have done the original stone work found at all of these places?

Another example of New-Deal-attributed-building sites I have visited was Mount Magazine State Park in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas.

The original lodge there was said to have been completed during the Roosevelt Administration by the WPA.

I stayed there for an overnight visit in September of 2015.

As I was arriving, I saw a sign in the lobby for a tour of “Cameron’s Bluff,”  but I had missed the tour.

After getting my luggage to my room, I left the lodge to take my own tour. 

As soon as I took to the turn-off for the road that skirts the bluff, I started seeing a wall.

It is such an ancient wall that there is some element of doubt. 

But there are some places you can really tell it is a built structure. 

These were photos I took of Cameron’s Bluff. 

It is important to note that the WPA also claimed credit for building an amphitheater in the park.

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I found a number of Great Depression-era attributed infrastructure in Clovis and Portales in eastern New Mexico.

Clovis is the County seat of Curry County.

I lived in Clovis for 5 years, between 1989 and 1994, moving there literally right after I got married – I graduated from college on June 3rd, 1989, got married on June 10th, and left Maryland for New Mexico on June 11th.

My husband was a military retiree, so we ended up in Clovis because of Cannon Air Force Base and it was near my in-laws in Hereford, Texas.

It was interesting to me looking at Clovis now with very different eyes than I did when I lived there 30 years ago.

I didn’t like living there.

It was flat, stark and very boring to me.

People were friendly, but it was hard to get into social circles there and it was really hard to make new friends.

So now, like everywhere else I look, when I see historic photos of the grand architecture that was there, I see the architecture of the original advanced civilization of North America, instead of the depressing impression I have in my memory of the flat, dusty landscape and the run-down-looking buildings that I remember from when I lived there.

And in doing research of the area, I found a lot of Depression-era architecture.

Local architect Robert E. Merrell was given credit for designing the Hotel Clovis, an Art-Deco building said to have opened in 1931.

The hotel has been closed since 1983, and renovation plans to turn the building into apartments and commercial space has not come to fruition.

The story and appearance of the Hotel Clovis on the left is a lot like that of the Hotel McCartney on the right in Texarkana, Texas, which was said to have been built in 1929, and abandoned in the mid-1970s.

Robert E. Merrell was also given the credit for the Curry County Courthouse in Clovis, said to have been built in 1936…

…over the site of the preceding Curry County Courthouse, said to have been built in 1910 by the J. Sterling Marsh Manufacturing Company.

Hillcrest Park in Clovis is a 140-acre complex that has a sunken garden used for things like weddings, and a zoo that is the second-largest in New Mexico.

We are told the WPA was involved with “improving” Hillcrest Park in some form or fashion.

The Marshall Junior High School building in Clovis is still in use today, and was said to have been constructed in 1936 as part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal Public Works Administration.

Portales is located 17-miles, or 27-kilometers from Clovis.

Portales is the county seat of Roosevelt County.

Local architect Robert E. Merrell was also said to have designed the Roosevelt County Courthouse and Jail in Art Deco Style, which was said to have been built by the Works Progress Administration and completed in 1938.

The main campus of Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) is located in Portales, with construction said to have started in 1931 and completed in 1934.

There are also many, many examples of Neoclassical architecture said to have been built during the time-period of the Great Depression.

This is what we are told about the construction of monumental architecture during the Great Depression.

In the 1930s, because of the Great Depression, most European and American architecture was monumental architecture characterized by attempts to express the national spirit, and motivated in part by the need to create jobs, and was financed by the government or wealthy institution.

One of the very first examples of this attribution that came to my attention where I went “Say what?!” in doing my research was the Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC.

It was said to have been built between 1932 and 1935, and designed by architect Cass Gilbert.

Cass Gilbert was a prominent American Architect who was credited with not only designing the U. S. Supreme Court building…

…but also the Woolworth Building in Manhattan, said to have been completed in 1913…

…and the state capitol buildings of Minnesota, said to have been completed in 1905…

…one of the two architects credited with the Arkansas State Capitol, completed in 1915…

…and of West Virginia, said to have been constructed between 1924 and 1932.

Here are examples in Washington, DC, that came up when I used the search term of “Great Depression-era Neoclassical Architecture in the United States”

The DAR Constitution Hall was said to have been designed in Neoclassical-style by architect John Russell Pope, with construction starting in June of 1928 and first opening in April of 1929.

The Herbert C. Hoover Building, the headquarters of the United States Department of Commerce, was said to have been completed in 1932, in a Classical Revival-style design attributed to architect Louis Ayres.

The Neoclassical West Building of the National Gallery of Art was said to have been designed by John Russell Pope, and completed in 1941…

…and we are told the National Archives building was constructed between 1933 and 1935.

I don’t buy what they are telling us and my BS meter is pegged on high!

I have shared a few of countless examples showing that the narrative explaining how places came into existence crumbles when you look at it.

How could they have built all of these places when they said they did according to the history we have been taught?

The narrative of low technology and hard economic times even runs side-by-side with monumental building accomplishments.

This is a 1933 photograph of one of the many “Hoovervilles” that sprang up during the Great Depression, a common term for shacktowns and homeless camps named after Herbert Hoover, U. S. President from 1929 to 1933…and the same person the monumental U. S. Department of Commerce Headquarters I just highlighted was named after.

Instead of telling us our true history, we have been taught a fabricated history elevating certain individuals in abilities, stature and fame, to provide the reset narrative for the amazing accomplishments of the original advanced ancient Moorish civilization that has been removed from our collective awareness, and Humanity has been taken down a diminished and debased road as a collective for the benefit of a few who want wealth, power and control.

More and more evidence has been coming to light around the world about something being called the “Mud Flood.”

Regardless of how and when it happened, there is no doubt in my mind something happened here in the not-too-distant past that wiped the original civilization off the face of the Earth, and allowed the Controllers to come in and restart civilization to benefit them.

I believe the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition in London was the official kick-off of the New World Order timeline, and that what we know as the Victorian-era was a major part of the Historical Reset narrative.

My last post was about the “Life and Times of Frederick Law Olmsted.”

I wanted to highlight him because of his many connections to the reset historical narrative from the beginning of it.

For this post, I am going to highlight his role in landscape architecture, but he was connected to the reset narrative in other ways as well, which I talk about in the previous post about him.

Frederick Law Olmsted started out as a journalist, travelling to England in 1850 to visit public gardens like Birkenhead Park, which had opened in 1847 the first publicly funded garden in the world.

Birkenhead Park’s design was credited to Joseph Paxton, a gardener and greenhouse builder by trade who was also credited with the design of the Crystal Palace.

This was Paxton’s first sketch for the Great Exhibition building using pen and ink on blotting paper circa 1850, housed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

This was the actual Crystal Palace, said to have been built in less than a year, between July of 1850 and the Exhibition’s opening on May 1st of 1851.

Birkenhead Park was said to have inspired Frederick Law Olmsted for the design for Central Park, who, along with Calvert Vaux, won the winning design for the famous park in Manhattan in a design contest in 1852.

Vaux was said to have been impressed by Olmsted’s theories and political contacts, though Olmsted had never designed or executed a landscape design.

Olmsted had never designed or executed a landscape design prior to this?

By the way, even Central Park had a Hooverville during the Great Depression.

From this beginning, Frederick Law Olmsted is considered to be the “Father of Landscape Architecture” in our historical narrative, and credited with the landscape design of a head-spinning number of public and private spaces in the United States and Canada.

He was one of the iconic historical figures imbued with larger-than-life qualities and achievements that people accept because this is what we have been taught as truth. But is it?

I think there is very good reason to question the narrative.

Author: Michelle Gibson

I firmly believe there would be no mysteries in history if we had been told the true history. I intend to provide compelling evidence to support this. I have been fascinated by megaliths most of my life, and my journey has led me to uncovering the key to the truth. I found a star tetrahedron on the North American continent by connecting the dots of major cities, and extended the lines out. Then I wrote down the cities that lined lined up primarily in circular fashion, and got an amazing tour of the world of places I had never heard of with remarkable similarities across countries. This whole process, and other pieces of the puzzle that fell into place, brought up information that needs to be brought back into collective awareness.

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