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"Answer at once" : letters of mountain families in Shenandoah National Park, 1934-1938

Verfasser/in: Katrina M Powell
Verlag: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2009.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Bundesstaatliche Regierungsveröffentlichung : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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With the Commonwealth of Virginia's Public Park Condemnation Act of 1928, the state surveyed for and acquired three thousand tracts of land that would become Shenandoah National Park. The Commonwealth condemned the homes of five hundred families so that their land could be "donated" to the federal government and placed under the auspices of the National Park Service. Prompted by the condemnation of their land, the  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: History
Records and correspondence
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Medientyp: Amtliche Veröffentlichung, Bundesstaatliche Regierungsveröffentlichung
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Katrina M Powell
ISBN: 9780813928531 0813928532 9780813928906 0813928907
OCLC-Nummer: 317118332
Beschreibung: xx, 174 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Inhalt: Foreword / Caroline E. Janney --
Preface --
Introduction : Processes of displacement and the development of Shenandoah national Park during the 1930s America --
1934 : Removing materials, collecting wood, and requesting assistance --
1935 : Requesting buildings, harvesting crops, and extending permits --
1936 : Resolving disputes and demanding park officials' responsibility --
1937 : Defending honor --
1938 : Maintaining daily life --
Epilogue : Remaining concerns and revising eminent domain laws.
Verfasserangabe: edited by Katrina M. Powell.

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With the Commonwealth of Virginia's Public Park Condemnation Act of 1928, the state surveyed for and acquired three thousand tracts of land that would become Shenandoah National Park. This title  Weiterlesen…

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