Original Author: VFH Radio, a program of the Virginia Foundation of the Humanities
Created: August, 2008
Publisher: VFH Radio
Relocation of Shenandoah Residents
When the deeds for the proposed land for Shenandoah National Park were conveyed to Washington, four hundred sixty-five families, about 2,200 people, were still living within its borders. In a decision that remained contentious for years, National Park and Interior Department administrators determined that all of the residents would have to relocate. In a segment produced for "Backstory" for VFH Radio, Jesse Dukes explores the park and the legacy of those removed.