On an unusually warm day in December of 1941, Farm Security Administration photographer Arthur Rothstein stumbled upon a baseball game. The co-ed game was being played on the grounds of the new Homestead School in Dailey, West Virginia. Funding for the school came through the government in the form of the Resettlement Administration (RA). Part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal, the RA helped struggling workers find new homes and jobs in sustainable industries. Dailey was one of three communities brought together into the Tygart Valley Homesteads Historic District in 1934. In just a few short years, with help from the government, the homesteaders were able to add a community center, a wood-working shop, a gas station, and more.
The RA was deemed “too socialist” by Congress and was ultimately folded into the FSA. The homesteaders were sold their homes at a significant discount, and were ultimately able to repay their government loans in the span of ten years, making the town a successful example of the national homestead project.
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