Cherry Lake Farms – Madison FL

“Cherry Lake Farm (also known as Cherry Rural Rehabilitation Project) was a New Deal rural relief program initiated by the FERA and the Resettlement Administration (RA) and implemented by the WPA. The project involved moving 500 needy families from Tampa,… read more

Cumberland Homesteads – Crossville TN

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“Cumberland Homesteads is a community located in Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States. Established by the New Deal-era Division of Subsistence Homesteads in 1934, the community was envisioned by federal planners as a model of cooperative living for the region’s distressed… read more

Dalworthington Gardens – Dalworthington Gardens TX

Dalworthington Gardens (named that for its proximity to Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington) was established in 1934 as a subsistence homestead project by the Resettlement Administration: “In early 1934, the federal government allotted $250,000 to buy 593.3 acres of land… read more

Dyess Colony – Dyess AR

“Originally known as “Colonization Project Number 1,” Dyess Colony was first controlled by the Arkansas Rural Rehabilitation Corporation.  This corporation was set up by the Rural Rehabilitation Program of the Emergency Relief Administration in Arkansas.  In 1936 the Resettlement Administration… 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

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