Greenbelt, Maryland, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The Maryland City That Was Founded As Part Of FDR’s New Deal

The town of Greenbelt, Maryland was founded in 1937, as 3,500 workers from the New Deal Program was sent to live and to work in that part of Maryland. Greenbelt was the first community established in the United States as a federal venture for housing.

The Greenbelt History Musuem in Maryland.

The Greenbelt Musuem has more information on how the New Deal influenced Greenbelt.

Mare Island, Mare Island Museum, Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt’s Visits To Mare Island

In 1914, Franklin Roosevelt visited Mare Island as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy during the beginning of “World War I”. Franklin Roosevelt’s relative Theodore Roosevelt had also served as Secretary of the Navy during the Spanish American War. On September 24, 1942, Franklin Roosevelt would visit Mare Island again, as president, a year after the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred.

Author’s Note:

The archives on President Franklin Roosevelt’s visit to Mare Island are in the Mare Island Musuem.

Boulder City, Nevada, Hoover Dam, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The Boulder City Dam

The Boulder City History Museum

The Boulder Dam Hotel, also known as the Boulder City Inn, was designed by architect Henry Smith and built in 1933 to accommodate workers constructing the Hoover Dam. Henry Smith utilized a Colonial Revival style for the hotel. Currently the hotel serves as the Boulder City History Musuem.

The musuem has various exhibits in the construction of the Hoover Dam.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had visited the Hoover Dam, at the time called the Hoover City Dam, at its completion.

Boulder Dam, Hoover Dam, Hoover Dam Lodge, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President Herbert Clark Hoover, U.S. Department of the Interior - Office of Reclamation, Uncategorized

The Hoover Dam Lodge’s Photos of the Construction of the Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam Lodge has a multitude of historical photos relating to the construction of the Hoover Dam, formerly known as the Boulder Dam, under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration.  The Hoover Dam, amungst the Grand Coulee Dam and other new dams in the United States, were approved to put people to work during the period of the “Great Depression”.

Author’s Note:

The Boulder Canyon Project Act, which allocated funds for the construction of the Boulder Dam, was approved by Congress in 1928 and signed into law by President Herbert Clark Hoover.  According the U.S. Department of the Interior – Office of Reclamation another act of congress changed the name of the Boulder Dam to the Hoover Dam in February 14, 1931.