Preston Co. shows off its history during the Great Depression
16 Jul 2023
ARTHURDALE, W.Va. (WBOY) — On the third Sunday of each month from June to October, various historic sites around Preston County open to the public to show an appreciation for what happened during the Great Depression. July 16 was no different.
Deb Miller, volunteer at Arthurdale Heritage, said, “this was America trying to come back from the brick of economic ruin. Many of the people walking around today with no clue, it was their great-grandparents who faced these horrifying changes in their everyday world.”
One of the sites is the Arthurdale Heritage, known for being the nation’s first New Deal subsistence homestead project in Arthurdale, which was federally funded by Eleanor Roosevelt.