Shenandoah National ParkIn 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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|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 728009 N 4271451|
|Decimal Degrees||38.56228333, -78.38310000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 33.737', W 78° 22.986'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 33' 44.22" N, 78° 22' 59.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Crescent Rock Overlook, Luray VA 22835, US|
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