Arkansas Valley Fairgrounds Adobe Stalls
Arkansas Valley Fairgrounds, Rocky Ford, CO 81067
Learn about adobe brick construction by viewing the fairgrounds' adobe stalls, which were built as a WPA (Works Progress Administration) project in 1938. The best surviving example of WPA work in Rocky Ford, this impressive project encompassed some 85 stalls and was one of a series of WPA improvement projects at the Arkansas Valley Fairgrounds that provided a significant source of employment. Adobe was an inexpensive yet labor intensive building material--a good fit for WPA projects in eastern Colorado that ensured most of the money went to labor rather than materials. Some stalls are still in use, and many are being restored by volunteers.