The New Deal in El Dorado County

The New Deal was the term used in 1933 when Franklin D. Roosevelt took office as President of the United States. The New Deal was a large group of reforms and legislation designed to help lift the United States out of the depths of the Great Depression. It was controversial and its success is still debated. However, some of the more recognizable programs produced projects in El Dorado County, such as the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

Check out the Living New Deal in California, a website maintained by University of California at Berkeley.

More will be added to this page as it becomes available. Stop by the County Museum's Research Room or the County Library's Reference Desk for more help with researching New Deal projects in El Dorado County.