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In the early- to mid-1930s, the Virginia State Commission on Conservation and Development’s Division of History and Archaeology received funds from the Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) Federal Art Project to commission five artists to create…

The Atlantic hurricane season is officially from 1 June to 30 November, with the season’s peak occurring between August-October. During the very active hurricane season of 1933, the Chesapeake-Potomac Hurricane hit coastal Virginia on 23 August…

This photograph depicts the opening of the Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in 1934. The Skyline Drive was created to be a scenic driving road along side of the mountains and to be a part of the Shenandoah National Park. The…

The 1936 election came on the heels of FDR's second New Deal. This second round of programs included the Social Security Act and the Works Progress Administration. The Democratic Congress also passed tax revision, raising tax rates for those with…

This guide map shows some of the first park boundaries, ranger stations, trails and more of the Shenandoah National Park in 1937. In 1924 the federal government began looking for land in the southern Appalachian Mountains to create a large national…

Touted as the largest and most magnificent exposition of all time, the New York World’s Fair opened at Flushing Meadow in April 1939. In the Court of States, one exhibition was strikingly different from the rest: the Virginia Room, “an island of…

In March 1933 the U.S. Congress established the Civilian Conservation Corps as a relief program for unmarried young men between the ages of 18 and 25. Within three months, 250,000 men had enrolled. Nicknamed the "Tree Army," the CCC planted trees to…

James H. Dooley was a Virginia politician and business man in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. After the Civil War, he amassed a great amount of wealth by expanding railroad services. In 1869 he married Sallie May Dooley, a daughter of a…

During World War II the American government asked civilians to participate in the war effort. A common way for the government to communicate with civilians was through posters hung in public places. Inspirational, informative, instructive,…

From September 1939 - December 1941, the United States was not officially at war with any of the Axis powers. While support was given to the Allies through programs such as Lend-Lease, there was a strong isolationist sentiment following World War I…
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