SEGMENT: FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION

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SEGMENT: FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION,

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FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION
Family not in debt so did well during depression. Fed beggars and destitute town dwellers. Lived on egg money. Parents grew corn and wheat. Community projects helped the poor.
FAMILY
Uncle Dave's wife Henrietta identified. Father worked way through college
FARM EQUIPMENT
Binder operation explained. Corn stored in bins at that time. It is combined and sent to elevator today. She led the derrick (a simple crane having lifting tackle slung from a boom) horse. Explains in detail the procedure to lift hay to loft.