Surviving the Great Depression
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- FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION
- Family weathered the Depression ok. The banks they were involved in stayed afloat. Recalls high school memories during the Depression. Farm prices were very low then. Tells about the actions of his father and grandfather during the crisis. They butchered hogs, hauled food to friends and neighbors, & rented their threshing machine to get by.