Great Depression

A look back at how we’ve become addicted to electricity and its conveniences since the Great Depression.
This story recounts one father's hard work to help his family survive by raising chickens and farming during the Great Depression. The author also describes his family-owned homemade brooder house, which helped shelter the chickens that provided meat and eggs during hard times.
Growing up on a farm during the Great Depression was no easy feat, but MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers share these stories of their or their elder's time on a farm.
Donna Pellegrin shares her mother's stories of growing up on a fertile, bountiful farm during the Great Depression, and of the homesteading skills that kept them well fed.
This fifth story from Robert Zwald talks about his efforts to keep his family farming through the depression, even after they lost their own land.
C. Murray shares his experiences finding work to support his family as a child during the Great Depression.
Gene GeRue relates the lessons he learned from a childhood of frugal living.
From breadlines in the city to hanging clothes to dry, a woman shares memories of her family’s move from Los Angeles to a farm in Oregon during the Great Depression.
Vickie Evans describes her grandparents’ life in Winfred during the Depression and the years following. Both came from farming families and used their land and farming knowledge to help the local community.

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