Beardstown in the Great Depression

    I have wanted to attempt to explain the tears, business failures, and the wretched living conditions of those days from President Roosevelt’s election to the September of ‘39, when Hitler marched into Poland, the U.S. cut off oil and scrap metal to Japan and expanded into the great productive capacity, and the winning of WWII - the end of the Great Depression.
    That’s too big, and too many complexities, for an old River Rat, so realizing my lack of ability to produce two or three volumes of these activities, I’ll try to put something together from personal experiences and memories of Beardstown during these years.
    President Roosevelt, in an attempt to get the nation back on a productive economy, set in motion general programs, sponsored and financed by the government.

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