Three presidents have their names typed down in history for the development of Shenandoah National Park.
See this. Well, click on it to see it better! This couple owned over 970 acres of land with the homestead buildings that was acquired at fair market value. After you looked at this you opened the picture book and saw the government appraisal for their assets. How much did they get for their assets? A little over $2000 dollars for 970 acres and their home and several farm buildings. That came to less than $2.00 per acre. My jaw dropped when I read this.
Can you tell that I love reliving history thru exhibits such as this. If you don't remember the history lessons of the past, you may just truly relive them.
One more comment. The Civilian Conservation Corps spread to projects in all of the lower 48 states. The CCC reflected the 1930's in that only men could join this volunteer "tree army" and both blacks and Native Americans were relegated to separate work camp sites. Segregation was the name of the game for women, blacks and Native Americans back then. The CCC is celebrating its 75'th anniversary this year and the park has been bringing some of the old timers who worked in this first CCC project back to see Shenandoah Park today. You can get a commemorative CCC pin at the park gift shop.
Listen up red-shouldered hawk! Love is blind but the neighbors aren't so when you sit on our roof waiting for a little chipmunk named Sunny and his love mate, Sarah, don't think that the neighbors aren't watching you. You got caught. Dickie got you big time. And bloggers you can see this marauding hawk too by going to Dickie's blog. Just go down the left side of my blog and click on Dragon Quilter.
Aunt Gigi plans to give us a live report on her hot date with Little Jack in Old Town Alexandria.
And Jack Aidan's Mommy will give us her version of the story plus tell us what Jack Aidan just said yesterday for his very first word. It wasn't Caw which is Cape Cod mispeak for Car. And it wan't Damm which is what Daddy wanted to say since the Boston Patriots loss yesterday.
And Grandma will post that Dinah Shore movie this P.M. after she catches her breath. Too much happening around here for one old woman.