The Shenandoah National Park has always maintained they were never involved with any of the evictions of our ancestors who once lived on what is now the SNP. This is simply not true! In Darwin Lambert's Earth Man Story, page 109-110, former SNP Superintendent R. Taylor Hoskins "illuminates portions of the [SNP] story" and I quote as follows: "-which reminds me of a family I helped evict, the only forcible eviction after the park took over". This was in 1936. It is indeed quite a story, which I cannot reproduce at this time. I will however, write to Darwin Lambert to ask if he would give his permission. Incidentally, this book was "Published in cooperation with The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior". And also it was "Researched, written and published under the auspices of Shenandoah Natural History Association, Inc., Bulletin # 6", as quoted from the Foreword Pages of same book.


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