A Home Away From Home? Historical

A Home Away From Home? Historical (HM1TB5)

Location: Luray, VA 22835 Page County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 33.737', W 78° 22.986'

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Shenandoah National Park

In late 1935, when Shenandoah National Park was officially established, 465 families remained on the land, most with no plans for relocation.The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Resettlement Administration was tapped to help. The government allocated funds to purchase 6,291 acres in seven locations; 343 were in Page County's Ida Valley just below you. The Ida plans called for 28 farms, each with a house and outbuildings for livestock.A cadre of "enumerators" conducted a detailed census of the families and deemed 293 "homestead prospects" meaning that, based on information gathered, these families had the means to pay the $5 monthly rent the first year and then purchase the property at its appraised value with a 40-year mortgage.Only 172 families chose to move from their mountain homes to homestead communities like the one below you; very few bought them a year later.
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HM NumberHM1TB5
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 728009 N 4271451
Decimal Degrees38.56228333, -78.38310000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 33.737', W 78° 22.986'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 33' 44.22" N, 78° 22' 59.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Crescent Rock Overlook, Luray VA 22835, US
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