SEGMENT: GREAT DEPRESSION, NON-FARM WORK, & FAMILY BACKGROUND
William Hubbard>UIS Collection H-I>UIS Collection H-I, Segment 18
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- FAMILY BACKGROUND
- Notes Springfield neighborhoods where his father & he lived. He lived on Stewart St.
- NON-FARM WORK
- Mr. Hubbard describes his experience & tasks in the coal mine at Spring Creek. He did not like it & quit after a few weeks. Worked the night-shift. Mine cars pulled by mules. Describes coal mining equipment.
- GREAT DEPRESSION
- Most clothes hand made during Great Depression. No construction work & most workers were on relief. No union. Relief paid by city & county. Describes how relief amount was determined. Notes that the lake (Lake Springfield?) was built with relief labor. Government provided some food. His garden helped during the depression. Mr. Hubbard did not like asking for help. Then got work with Sangamo Construction Company.