On This Day
in West Virginia History...

View of Arthurdale. Harry Carlson Collection, Ms2011-12

On October 4, 1933, the federal government purchased the Arthur farm in Preston County to establish the first subsistence homestead, Arthurdale.

Learn more:
"Government Buys Arthurdale Farm for $35,000.00"
"Arthurdale is Dedicated by Officials Monday"
"Journal Publishes First Article On Homesteads"
Excerpt from "Evolution of Social Attitudes in Arthurdale, West Virginia," by Harry Carlson
"President Leaves Arthurdale AFter Giving Tax Views"

October 4: Betty Bloch kidnapping plan

On This Day in West Virginia History: October