ARTHURDALE, W.Va. -- The last surviving original Arthurdale homesteader is celebrating a personal milestone.
Hazel Marie Jenkins Bonnette turned 100 on Saturday.
She, her late husband, Claude, and their daughter, were among the first residents of Arthurdale. The Preston County community was the nation's first homestead community. It grew from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and was designed and built for the rural poor.Bonnette tells The Dominion Post that she wouldn't live anywhere else.