Tag: 1930’s

Circleville, Ohio [vintage pics] – “the other side of the tracks” – Hooverville 1938

The town of Circleville, Ohio had difficulty housing many of the farmers of foreclosed homes in town. Consequently,  a shanty towns built by homeless people sprang up on the outskirts of town and was promptly named Hooverville as were many other … Read More

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Life was hard for sharecroppers [pictures] in Southeast Missouri in the years after the Great Depression

Southast Missouri is known as the “boot heel”, ‘Mississippi lowlands”, or “swamp east”. Located in the northernmost portion of the Mississippi delta, it is composed largely of rich alluvial soils and includes some of the richest farm lands in the … Read More

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