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Beginning in 1929 and lasting through the early 1940's, this great nation suffered "The Great Depression," an immense tragedy that placed millions of Americans out of work, however, it was the beginning of government's involvement in our economy and in society as a whole. We should humbly recognize the universal truth, "We are our brothers keeper!"

Across Natomas Levee, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California. Disasters of shacktown communities . ., 02/19/1940Across Natomas Levee, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California. Disasters of shacktown communities. ... This settlement is just outside the city limits. No police or fire protection, and no nearby telephone. Home of young family from Oklahoma. Husband works in a cannery, house self-built. Young mother bemoaned loss of her canned food more than the loss of her household…

Grandmother of twenty-two children, from a farm in Oklahoma; eighty years old. Now (during the depression) living in camp on the outskirts of Bakersfield, California. "If you lose your pluck you lose the most there is in you - all you've got to live with" ...I love this lady !!