A big boost came to Gallatin, MO, when the federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) allotted $30,000 to spend on relief payroll. This meant it appeared that all the unemployed men in Gallatin and Daviess County could have jobs. Some of the projects included were:

      1. Cleaning of drainage ditches
      2. Extension and repair of city sewers
      3. Erection of permanent buildings
      4. Beautifying school grounds
      5. Surfacing city streets
      6. Improving road to Brown Cemetery
      7. Improving Dockery Park

— researched and presented by Wilbur Bush, Gallatin, MO

In 1938 the doors opened to a new school building erected just east of the “old” high school building fronting West Grand Street (Bus. Hwy. 6) in Gallatin. A gymnasium with a stage offered a setting for all school presentations; the agriculture building north of this scene shown was erected at the same time.

An addition to Gallatin’s school on West Grand Street was competed in 1938. Funds from the Civil Works Administration (CWA) were utilized as was local labor to construct new classrooms and a gymnasium.