New Mexico New Deal Sites November 2018 - Photo #271 - Truth or Consequences Geronimo Museum

Photo: 9 November 2018
Geronimo Springs Museum, 211 Main Street, Truth or Consequences, NM. "Under the WPA a lot of furniture was constructed to teach young men how to be cabinet makers. The furniture they made was for use in shools and government buildings, mostly those built by the WPA. This desk is a WPA desk that was used in the local school system for many years. Later it was used by the city in one of the municipal offices. Now we are proud to have it here in the Geronimo Museum. We have done no re-construction or repair work, only cleaning, so it shows the signs of years of use. You can see the intricate detail of the workmanship that was taught to the young men who learned this trade. ..."  Besides what's shown in this gallery there are many exhibits related to CCC camps and who-knows-what other New Deal activities in the TorC area.