The Living New Deal has inventoried & mapped many still-existing New Deal projects in Massachusetts, for example, the Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge (Public Works Administration), the Rockport Post Office (U.S. Treasury), and the George Wright Golf Course (Works Progress Administration).
According to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worked in dozens of areas across the state, including Mohawk Trail State Forest, Blue Hills Reservation, Douglas State Forest, and Robinson State Park (see "CCC Work in Massachusetts Forests and Parks"). In these areas, CCC boys planted 12 million trees, engaged in fire prevention work, and eradicated harmful tree insects (e.g., the gypsy moth). The CCC also raised and stocked fish (see, e.g., Roosevelt's Forest Army: A History of the Civilian Conservation Corps, by Perry H. Merrill, 1981, pp. 137-138).
Many believe that spending & investment during the New Deal era was "wasteful" and a "failure." But is it hypocritical to utilize and enjoy thousands of New Deal creations--decades after they were created--while simultaneously labeling them failures? What do you think?