SEGMENT: FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION, FARMING DURING WWII, & ACTIVITIES
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- 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.
- Early mail service was a rural carrier from Springfield. First Illinois service started near Auburn & was second in nation.
- 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.
- 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