Author: Donna R Causey

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A NEW DEAL PROJECT IN ARKANSAS -[pictures & story] Lake Dick, Arkansas represents the most socialistically oriented of the many cooperative farms

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. “The organization […]

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These innovative housing designs from 1935 would rival many ‘Green Housing’ designs today!

Greenbelt towns would rival ‘Green Projects’ today In the midst of The Great Depression, a New Deal program called the Greenbelt Town program, built a series of highly rational garden cities that would rival “Green projects” today. Only three small projects were built. Greenhills, Ohio is one of only three “Greenbelt Towns” built in the […]

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Taste of the past – Codfish Ball from 1908

(Excerpt transcribed from Crenshaw County News, Luverne, Alabama January 16, 1908) CODFISH BALL Boil one cup of codfish with four good-sized potatoes. When done mash potatoes and fish together, Add good-sized piece of butter and little pepper and one egg, beaten. Roll in a little flour to form balls and place in frypan. Fry brown […]

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A NEW DEAL PROJECT IN ARKANSAS 1938 -Striking 1938 close-up photographs] of some of the farmers of Lake Dick, Arkansas

  The Lake Dick Cooperative Association in Arkansas was a New Deal Project. It consisted of the heads of each resident household, with each member holding one share of stock. This Association controlled all commercial and agricultural activities at Lake Dick. As a benevolent cooperative, the Association leased the entire 3,453 acre farm from the […]

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Taste from the past – Chicken Pie from 1886

(Excerpts transcribed from Daily Mountain Eagle, Jasper, Alabama, January 6, 1886) CHICKEN PIE 1886 RECIPE Stew chicken till tender, season with one-quarter of a pound of butter, salt, and pepper; line the sides of a pie-dish with a rich crust, pour in the stewed chicken, and cover loosely with a crust, first cutting a hole […]