Tag: 1930’s

Circleville, Ohio – Displaced Farmers in 1938 had to live in shanty towns called Hoovervilles [vintage photographs]

As farms were foreclosed on during the Great Depression, many farmers around the town of Circleville found themselves having to live in the shanty town of  Hooverville as well. See larger image VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious … Read More

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Travel trailers were especially helpful during the Great Depression of the 1930s – see film and pictures

Prior to the Great Depression, trailers were used by vacationers as housing to travel the countryside. During the Great Depression, these same trailers soon became the permanent homes of migrants and/or unemployed workers who were forced to take to the … Read More

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Hightstown, New Jersey – School, Garment Plant faces difficulties [photographs from 1936]

Hightstown, New Jersey – Garment Plant faces difficulties continued from Hightstown   “By December the $60,000 contributed by the 120 approved homesteaders of Hightstown Homestead in New Jersey was exhausted, and orders for coats had not been large enough for … Read More

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Go back in time with these pictures of people and old houses from Rockingham County, North Carolina in the 1930s

Nestled in the ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, is the county of Rockingham. The county is also known as “North Carolina’s North Star.” Created on December 29, 1785 from Guilford County, it was named after Charles … Read More

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Miss Celie was the Medicine Woman in Kentucky

What is in your medicine cabinet? When I was a child, there was no medicine cabinet – just a box with Vicks Salve, rubbing alcohol, Musterole for chest colds, Castor oil, Syrup of Pepsin and maybe cod liver oil. But … Read More

About Joyce Ray Wheeler

Joyce Ray Wheeler was born in Kentucky, but after marriage and two sons she and her husband, Dr. Ruric Wheeler she moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 1953. She was a former school teacher for a short while.  She was active in the Faculty Wives Club at Samford University and a member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School classes for women for many years. She enjoyed travel, her grandchildren and writing her memories. Joyce passed away November 2, 2012. Her obituary and memorial can be seen at: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Joyce-Wheeler&lc=4394&pid=160800084&mid=5294496

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