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Wheat-WPA collection

Identifier: PCCLD-MSS-011

Scope and Contents

Album 1: Contains a picture story of company 801 SP-6-C who were stationed at Colorado State Fair Grounds Work Project and at Pueblo Mountain Park, Beulah, Colorado; numerous pictures of construction sites and men eating, at work, and relaxing. Digital version here.

Album 2: Contains numerous pictures of construction of State Fair buildings, grand stand and surrounding wall; kids baseball team sponsored by Walmsley Loupe Inc.; kids boxing; construction of Mineral Palace buildings, greenhouse, gardens; buildings in the Pueblo Zoo, animal shelters; pictures of City Park golf course; Memorial Hall piano concert and surrounding buildings; Bessemer City Hall construction Feb. 7, 1938; Scouts Cabin “Camp Roosevelt” City Park; WPA picture of women and knitting project #2622 Feb. 3, 1938; WPA picture of women and canning project #2901 February 24, 1938; numerous formal wedding pictures of an unidentified couple. here.


  • 1933 - 1938

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions to access.

Biographical / Historical

John H. Wheat, 2547 SCS-9-C, Elbert Colorado. Died April 15, 1978 in Pueblo, Colorado. He was married to Mary Jane Wheat and they had five children. He was a Pueblo resident for 42 years, and was photographer during WPA/CC. He was a retired engineer for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad.


.5 Linear Feet (1 box) : 2 photo albums

Physical Location

Vault: 25A.6.5

Repository Details

Part of the Pueblo City-County Library District Special Collections Repository

100 E Abriendo Ave
Pueblo Colorado 80910-2147 United States