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    Cyburbian Plus JNA's avatar
    Jun 2003
    De Noc

    Article about Athurdale New Deal Community

    HEADLINE in my fair city's newspaper - Interest revived in New Deal sites

    Now historic preservationists and tourism officials are hoping for increased tourism ...

    Located near Morgantown in northern West Virginia, Arthurdale was the first of 100 New Deal resettlement homesteads for the poor and unemployed around the country. Each home in the planned community had electricity, indoor plumbing, a refrigerator and a coal-powered furnace -- tremendous luxuries for rural America in the 1930s.
    Interesting Website: The National New Deal Preservation Association

    Has anybody visited any of the listed New Deal Communities ?
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)

    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

  2. #2
    Aug 2001
    Western Pennsylvania
    I live near Norvelt, PA... EleaNOR RooseVELT. It is called Westmoreland Homesteads in the New Deal list. The town has story and a half bungalows on acre lots with a hen house and room for a garden. I don't think that industries were planned, as in Arthurdale. It's still a nice, little community. My best friend lived there and is still proud of the little house she owned.

    I want to visit Arthurdale, which should be about an hour from here. It's one of those things that I need to make time to do.

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