The Great Depression Years

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
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Title The Great Depression Years
Description and this necessitated the government loaning folks money to feed livestock. There were no fat animals in those years, with the result that the government again came to our aid by buying the cattle, sheep or hogs for 35.00 to atO.OO each. These animals were then killed. They were so poor that their meat could not be used, no matter how hungry we were. Also, in this make-work project, families of four or five persons needing bedding were given one blanket per family by the Utah Snergency Relief Association (U.2.R.A.). Tax notices in 1931 were form-typed and the amount owed for the various areas in Sanpete County was penciled in by hand. The government organized a mat tress-making project for those in need, and items of food were rationed to the needy. Fish from Utah Lake could be purchased from peddlers for 15 cents per carp. These fish had lots of bones but their meat was welcome, as it changed our diet for a meal. We borrowed yeast starts and even bread from our neighbors, paying them back later. Mash sacks we could buy for 25 cents a bag. This cloth, thus obtained and washed, furnished dishtowels, aprons, sheets, pillowcases, tablecloths, underwear, curtains, and other needs* We made wash soap from pioneer recipes, A modern stir-soap recipe was also available. We sewed and wore made-over clothing whenever possible. I made overalls for our boys from the best parts of men's striped overalls. Those depression years were hard, but almost every family had a flock of hens, a cow, some sheep, maybe a wagon and team, and a garden plot. This helped, for none went hungry. With a bit of knowledge about sewing, cooking, carpentry and farming, we were challenged to use our abilities, talents and creativity in caring for our families. Hot always was it "work with no play," for there 51
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323865
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