So i’m reading this book on the origins of Fort Rucker…

and it was taken in eminent domain back in 1935. The farmers that owned the land were relocated in a social engineering experiment during Roosevelt’s New Deal. In total 35,000 acres was seized and “bought” for an average price of $1.25/ acre.

Also, Fort Rucker was named after Confederate General Edmund W. Rucker who served in the prestigious “Forrest Cavalry Corps”.

Who knew?

  1. americas-liberty reblogged this from freeplanetickettonorthkorea and added:
    I hate FDR. He was power hungry and overstepped his authority many times. but then again he was a DEMOCRAT and thats...
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    Oh yes… FDR is such a humanitarian relocating people.
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