SEGMENT: TOWNS, FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION, & RACE-RELATIONS

John Moore>UIS Collection K-M>UIS Collection K-M, Segment 17

SEGMENT: TOWNS, FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION, & RACE-RELATIONS,

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TOWNS
Shopping in Springfield weekly; took an hour (5 miles) by buggy. Bought sugar, flour, coffee. To town about once a wk. Bought car in 1916 to run to town. Mentions race track in Springfield.
FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION
Describes banks going bust. Was able to cash one check in St. Louis to buy cattle before Ridgely's Bank closed. Horses trucked from St. Louis. Notes Roosevelt closing banks.
RACE-RELATIONS
Relates wife's description of race riot in Springfield in 1908. Uses racial the "n" work while describing why riot started. Story about colored family after riot.
NON-FARM WORK
Blacksmiths could mend wheels, weld iron, set tires, and repair guns.