Living in Virginia

Living in Virginia - The Iris Still Blooms

Season 2 Episode 1 | 26m 24s Video has closed captioning.

With the state recovering from the chestnut blight, the stock market crash and the Great Depression in the early 1930s, it was thought that the creation of a national park would revive the spirit of Virginia. As a result, almost 600 families were forced to move from their mountain homes. Former residents talk about what it was like to leave their mountain homes and the various reactions to moving

Aired: 09/16/98

Expired: 12/31/17

Rating: TV-G

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