WPA Rock Wall in Palo Pinto, Tx

Entrance gate WPA rock wall

While stopping off in Palo Pinto to photograph their New Deal courthouse (post on that later), I drove around the town a bit and spotted this rock fence with a WPA plaque on it.  The fence was constructed 1935-1937, but I have not been able to locate any other information as to why–well, other than to provide work, but still, even then they constructed things that had a purpose even if it was just beautification.  It currently encloses most of a city block which houses the old jail museum complex.  The old jail was replaced by a new jail on the top floor of the new courthouse, constructed 1941.


There are many such projects still undocumented in the Living New Deal project.  Explore your communities–they can turn up in the least unexpected places.

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4 Responses to WPA Rock Wall in Palo Pinto, Tx

  1. Beth says:

    Yes, they do turn up and what an excitement it is for those of us who love them to find them. Hidden treasure!


    • Suzassippi says:

      If I had endless time and money, I think I would trek across every small town just seeking these gems. I have thus far not located anything about this project in the newspaper archives, and not having Internet certainly hampered the research.

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      • Beth says:

        I really would like a career as a vagabond as I also enjoy just traveling around and searching out treasures! I’m job hunting right now, but so far a similar position hasn’t appeared :).


  2. Suzassippi says:

    Keep your eyes open–we just never know when a miracle will appear. 🙂


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