At the time the whole world was suffering the devastation of the Great Depression, the election
of 1932 put Franklin D. Roosevelt into office and allowed him to begin his "New Deal" for America.
The Cumberland Homesteads was one of the first subsistence projects (Arthurdale, West Virginia,
being the first). It was literally a new community, carved from a several thousand acre tract just
South of Crossville, Tennessee.
Excerpt from a story written by Faye C. Newberry and Buddy L. Stinnett.