This week’s videos: The Arthurs, Becoming a Homesteader, and Fairfax Facts Friday

Ever wonder how “Arthurdale” got its name? Watch this video to learn more about the history of the Arthur Family and how their land would become the site of the first New Deal Homestead Community in the United States.

Youtube: The Arthurs

Who were the original homesteaders? In this video, learn how Arthurdale’s homesteaders were selected and about the Homesteader Test.

Youtube: Becoming a Homesteader

It’s our first Fairfax Facts Friday! Watch this video to learn about John Fairfax, a colonel and friend of George Washington who owned the Arthurdale land long before Richard Arthur or the federal government.

Youtube: Who is John Fairfax? 

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