SEGMENT: FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION, FARMING DURING WWII, & ACTIVITIES

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SEGMENT: FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION, FARMING DURING WWII, & ACTIVITIES,

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ACTIVITIES
He was small at the time, but seemed to see the same number of drunks as ever.
FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION
Lots of people lost their farms. Started the seed business in 1928, but did not have much business then anyway.
MAIL
Early mail service was a rural carrier from Springfield. First Illinois service started near Auburn & was second in nation.
TOWNS
Listed the leaders of Springfield, who ran the city for themselves - Major Iles, Pascal Enos, Col. Thomas Caucs, Charles Matheny, Morty Kyle Moberly, Thomas Neal. Small town where everyone knew what everyone else was doing.
EDUCATION
Attended Talbot School and Springfield High School, another building than today's. Family members were buried in cemetery next to Springfield High. Graves later moved to Oak Ridge. Went to Bradley University in Peoria for part of a year.
FARMING DURING WWII
Farming during wartime. Good for farmers because of greater demand and higher prices