SEGMENT: TOWNS, FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION, & RACE-RELATIONS
John Moore>UIS Collection K-M>UIS Collection K-M, Segment 17
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- 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.
- 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.