Tag: Ohio

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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[vintage pictures] Some towns in the United States were declared unconstitutional in the late 1940s &50s

Towns were declared unconstitutional Some towns that had their start during the Depression Era were declared socialistic and unconstitutional in the 1940s and 1950s era when the anti-socialists were influencing American politics.  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created a program to build … Read More

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Circleville, Ohio in 1938 – Have the Industries changed? [vintage photographs]

During the Depression, Circleville, Ohio still had some business operating. Eshelman’s Feed Mill employed 150-200 men the year ’round. The pay averaged about eighty-five cents an hour. Another business, Container Corporation of America made paper out of straw and absorbed … Read More

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Circleville Ohio – These vintage photographs of people on the street from 1938 take you back in time

In the Great Depression, many Circleville, Ohio farms were foreclosed on and the farmers families were forced to move to town. The small town did their best to handle the large influx of people. Street Scenes Here are some street … Read More

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[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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