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dc.contributor.authorLeinweber, Anna
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-14T15:32:37Z
dc.date.available2016-09-14T15:32:37Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-19
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/11409
dc.description.abstractDalworthington Gardens, Texas is a small city in Tarrant County, south of Arlington. It is nearly obvious that its name is derived from the three largest cities in the area, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington, which also hints at its abnormal establishment. Most small towns that currently comprise the DFW metroplex originated due to average people discovering agricultural benefits of the area. Dalworthington Gardens? story is entirely different. Eleanor Roosevelt and the Subsistence Homestead Administration established Dalworthington Gardens during the Great Depression as a federal government project. Mrs. Roosevelt thought the spot of Dalworthington Gardens would be a great place for the homesteaders to have their own gardens and a few animals, while still placing them close to and between industrial job opportunities in the two big cities. Due to its careful creation and relatively late establishment in the 1930s, Dalworthington Gardens has always been inextricably linked to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, yet still maintaining links to its strange history. Dalworthington Gardens has a unique identity through its history as a neighborhood for agricultural productivity amidst industry. While it started merely as a neighborhood, the citizens voted to make it a city in the 1960s, which reveals that its residents prefer to maintain a distinctive identity in the face of suburban expansion. The Gardens is arguably the most peculiar little city in the metroplex due to its history and direct link to Eleanor Roosevelt and the federal government.
dc.subjectEleanor Roosevelt
dc.subjectsubsistence homesteads
dc.subjectNew Deal
dc.titleEleanor Roosevelt and Dalworthington Gardens, Texas: How a Northern First Lady Sought to Salvage the Southen_US
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