[1930s photos & story] Lake Dick, Arkansas represents the most socialistically oriented of the many cooperative farms

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Lake Dick, Arkansas represents a unique experience in American agricultural history because it is one of a small number of communal farms established and operated by the United States Government as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal. Lake Dick represents the most socialistically oriented of the many cooperative farms established in the 1930’s.

Planned cooperative venture

“The organization and operation of Lake Dick was different from most other resettlement farms, and it was the only one of its kind set up in Arkansas. Unlike other resettlement projects, the Lake Dick project was never intended to make independent land-owners of the resident farmers. Rather, it was planned to be a continuing cooperative venture with the property, work and profits shared equally by all residents of Lake Dick.”(Arkansas Historic Preservation Program)

Office of cooperative association. Lake Dick Project, Arkansas by Photographer Russell Lee Oct. 1938

Office of cooperative association. Lake Dick Project, Arkansas by Photographer Russell Lee Oct. 1938

 Bookkeeper, Lake Dick cooperative association. Lake Dick Project, ArkansasBookkeeper, Lake Dick cooperative association. Lake Dick Project, Arkansas by Russell Lee, Oct 1938

President of Lake Dick cooperative association. Arkansas by Russell Lee, Oct 1938President of Lake Dick cooperative association. Arkansas

Man driving mule in three pictures below is president of cooperative association putting up soybean hay, Oct 1938 by Russell LeeMan driving mule is president of cooperative association putting up soybean hay, by Russell Lee Oct. 1938

Man driving mule is president of cooperative association2

 

Man driving mule is president of cooperative association3

 

Panoramic view of Lake Dick Project. Community center in foreground. Lake Dick, Arkansas by Russell Lee Oct. 1938Panoramic view of Lake Dick Project. Community center in foreground. Lake Dick, Arkansas

Members of Lake Dick cooperative resting on bales of cotton, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas Oct. 1938 by Russell LeeMembers of Lake Dick cooperative resting on bales of cotton, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas Oct. 1938 by Russell Lee

Members of Lake Dick cooperative Lake Dick Project, Arkansas Oct. 1938 by Russell LeeMembers of Lake Dick cooperative Lake Dick Project, Arkansas Oct. 1938 by Russell Lee

Looking Across the Lake,  Lake Dick Project, Arkansas Oct. 1938 by Russell Lee

Looking across the lake, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas Oct. 1938 by Russell Lee

Click here to see more stunning photographs of the Lake Dick project in Arkansas.

 

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RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
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is the continuation of the story. .

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