The Skyline Farms project, established by the federal government in Jackson County in 1934, was one of the more unique socioeconomic experiments in Alabama history. It was one of 43 such social welfare projects established during the Great Depression in various parts of the United States. The cooperative Cumberland Mountain area farming experiment was intended to provide jobs and other support to unemployed Alabama farmers and their families.

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Encyclopedia of Alabama

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