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Tessa Dolan with Elwood the calf, April 1999
Tessa Dolan with Elwood the calf at the E-15 Homestead, Arthurdale, WV, April 1999 Photo: Kathleen R. Lovett

Arthurdale Heritage

The first New Deal Homstead Community, founded in 1934 by President and Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt. Now an 1102-acre historic district, Arthurdale Heritage operates the New Deal Homestead Museum with a forge, service station and Center Hall and the Wagner Homestead, E-15, a full-restored working homestead with a 1930s home, farm animals and garden with tours conducted by costumed guides.

Originally submitted by: Allan B. Mollohan, Representative (1st District).



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