The Hattiesburg Homesteads was one of five “industrial communities” established in Mississippi as part of the Resettlement Administration, and was the smallest project in the state. Twenty four frame clapboard units were built at a cost of $3,152 per unit. Industrial communities were “…established for industrial workers and located in the outskirts of cities and large towns…” (Smith, p. 89).
Flynn, K. A. (2008). The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Collection. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith, Publisher. Holley, D. (1975). Uncles Sam's Farmers: The New Deal Communities in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. List of New Deal Homesteads and Resettlement Communities. (n.d.) National New Deal Preservation Organization. Retrieved from http://www.newdeallegacy.org/table_communities.html. Smith, F. C. (2006). The Tupelo Homesteads: New Deal Agrarian Experimentation. The Journal of Mississippi History, 68. Retrieved from mdah.state.ms.us/pubs/homesteads.pdf.
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on February 9, 2014.
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