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Great Depression

A Look Inside Hoovervilles During the Great Depression

December 11, 2016

After the stock market crashed in 1929, many Americans lost their jobs and many families in America's largest cities were unable to pay their mortgages or rent paymen...

The Outdoor "Bench School" of Ontario, Oregon, 1939

September 10, 2016

During the end of the Great Depression in 1939, many rural schools held classes outside due to the oppressive heat. They were more fortunate than most: the county had a ...