In 1933, Coal Industry Problems Gave Rise to the Arthurdale Community

by admin on August 20, 2023

Unemployed miners from Scotts Run in Monongalia County were invited to Arthurdale

An Intentional Community for White Coal Miners Struggled to Survive

From an Article of Wikipedia, World Wide Web on Internet, August 10, 2023

Arthurdale is an unincorporated community in Preston County, West Virginia, United States. It was built in 1933 at the height of the Great Depression as a social experiment to provide opportunities for unemployed local miners and farmers. Arthurdale was undertaken by the short-lived Subsistence Homesteads Division and with the personal involvement of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who used her influence to win government approval for the scheme.

The Arthurdale Experiment encountered multiple obstacles, yet it has survived after many transformations. Named after the Arthur family whose farm was purchased and used for white people. See Arthurdale, WV on Wikipedia.


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