Raymond Rebarchek Colony Farm – Palmer AK

The Raymond Rebarchek Colony Farm is a historic farm associated with the Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation’s Matanuska Colony project, established with help of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA). Built withe the help of the WPA between 1935 and 1937, the… read more

Resettlement Community – Fruita CO

“The original town site was planned to take in eighty acres with a park in the middle. In the 1930’s Fruita participated in several government projects including the Grand Valley Resettlement Project (later Western Slope Farms). Settled in groups of… read more

San Luis Valley Farms Resettlement Community (former) – Alamosa CO

“In the 1930s, the Waverly area once again was to be the site for newcomers seeking a better life. Henry Gestefield, a German immigrant, worked as a Farm Management Specialist for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) Resettlement Division to develop… read more

Town of Greenhills – Greenhills OH

“Greenhills, Ohio is one of only three ‘Greenbelt Towns’ built in the United States. The other two are Greenbelt, Maryland and Greendale, Wisconsin. The three towns had their start during the Depression Era. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created a program… read more

Village of Bosque Farms – Bosque Farms NM

The small, rural community of Bosque Farms lies about 18 miles south of Albuquerque and was one of the New Deal resettlement communities. The community’s own website describes that history: “…In the 1920s, Otero sold his land in small lots… read more