Westmoreland Homesteads, Westmoreland County, PA, 1936.
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Black and white photograph with a wide view of the houses in the Westmoreland Homesteads.

Credit: Special Collections and Archives, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Westmoreland Homesteads spread out over 1,500 acres and by 1937 had more than 1,200 residents. This photograph, taken a year after the first families arrived, reflects federal planners" intention that the residents were undertake subsistence farming. A mountain of bituminous coal debris can be seen in the distance on the left.

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