Mass Evictions in the Shenandoah: A History Lesson

This speaks for itself.

It’s the tale of the skull beneath the skin at Shenandoah National Park.

All in the name of progress.

I’ve seen some of the old homesteads up there, and unless you know the truth you think, “Oh, quaint old mountain folk, must have left the place for greener pastures and better days.” Not so much, as it turns out.

They deserve to be remembered.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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One Response to Mass Evictions in the Shenandoah: A History Lesson

  1. rustybill says:

    I submit that this article demonstrates one of the major differences between free and unfree societies. A free society recognizes it’s failings and tries to correct – or, at least, not repeat – them. It also records it’s failures so that following generations can know/learn about them. An unfree society simply ignores it’s failures, usually resulting in repetition of them.

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