Tag: 1930’s

[see vintage pictures] No heavy equipment – Mules, tractors and shovels built this ‘green’ town and provided jobs

Mules, tractors and shovels built this town When construction started on the town, there was no heavy equipment to move the earth, only tractors and men with shovels and the project provided work for them. The village of Greenhills, a greenbelt community … Read More

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[pictures from October 1938] I can smell the fresh scent of clothes hung out to dry outside – Can you?

Photographs bring back memories These photographs will bring back memories of the smell of freshly washed clothes hung out to dry on the line, the milkman delivering milk to your house, and pushing babies in strollers down the sidewalk on a … Read More

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Women’s Gymnastics – Its amazing how the sport has changed since this time [see vintage film]

Gymnastics which evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks, is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance, agility, endurance and control. It was originally intended for military training, where it was used by soldiers to prepare … Read More

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These innovative housing designs from 1935 would rival many ‘Green Housing’ designs today!

Greenbelt towns would rival ‘Green Projects’ today In the midst of The Great Depression, a New Deal program called the Greenbelt Town program, built a series of highly rational garden cities that would rival “Green projects” today. Only three small … Read More

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