Carl F Murray: Farm security Adminstration and NYA Worker

I moved to Cherry Lake when I was seven years old, in 1935. My Dad worked for Government program called National Youth Administration (NYA). Youths were brought from cities. The young men were taught to be Carpenters, farming, take the of chicken farms, horses, and cows. The young ladies were taught how they sew and can fruits and vegetables. Later, families were moved there and became farmers.

Later when the funds for that administration ran out, my Dad worked for The Farm security Administration until 1945 when we sold our farm and moved to Daytona Beach,  Fl. His name was Carl F Murray. Another man who worked there at the same time was Mr. Dice. The Government required us to live the the old Southern Home called the Hinton House. We had three bedroom two bath home at the bottom of the the hill (from the Hinton House) were owned a large farm. We grew tobacco,cotton,watermelons, corn,peas,peanuts etc. We had a pecan orchard. The old Barn is still on the property today. We lived there about 4 or 5 years before moving back to our house, which we sold in 1945 and moved to Daytona Beach, FL. I live in Port Orange, FL now and I am 93 years old.

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