1.	Boon County

The 1930s were a particularly difficult time, especially for rural Missourians.  The Great Depression, locusts, grasshoppers, and drought made things difficult for almost everyone.  Many of the homes where families lived during that time were temporary shacks, overcrowded, simple, and basic.  Let’s take a visual trip back in time and visit some of these homes.


Interior of Ozarks cabin housing six people. May 1936


A sharecropper’s family. May 1936


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