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www.childers-shepherd.org, 18 Apr 2010
            The Lord's Acre Project

Piney Mountain joined many other area churches in an effort, organized by
the Farmers' Federation, to support themselves during the hard times of the
depression by raising corn and other vegetables for sale. At right are three
photographs of Piney Mountain folks gathered for that purpose. (Click each
one to enlarge it and view the identifications. If you can identify others, or
correct any, please
contact us.)

These photographs are in the McLeod Collection of the Mars Hill College
Archives. Special thanks to Richard Sams Dillingham, MHC local historian,
for finding them and making them available to Phena Shepherd Howie, who
shared them with this website.

Phena remembers that her father assigned her a few rows in the family
garden to raise beans for the project. She still treasures her badge from the
Lord's Acre project, shown here enlarged; it is one inch in diameter.
For more information about the Farmers' Federation and the Lord's Acre project,
see these sources:

UNC-Asheville Oral History file about the McClures and Clarkes, founders of the FF

Time Magazine article from 1938