These Photos From A Beloved Virginia State Park In The 1930s Are Absolutely Mesmerizing

Hungry Mother State Park was established in the 1930s as one of Virginia’s very first state parks. The park was built by the CCC using land donated by local landowners along Hungry Mother Creek. Today, we recognize the park for its breathtaking wooded trails and impressive lake. The following photos, courtesy of Virginia State Parks, offer a fascinating insight into the park’s earliest days.

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What are your thoughts on this old photographs? Be sure to share with us in the comments below! Hungry Mother State Park is located at 2854 Park Blvd., Marion, VA 24354. To learn more about the park, you can read all about some of its most beautiful hiking trails.

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