Monday, August 06, 2007

Ol' Tennessee

Here's a great post with great photos about Tennessee in the Depression.

My Tennessee grandparents had it pretty lucky, relatively. My maternal grandmother's family came down with a bump. Her father had been a partner in a store and a cotton gin and they lost it all one way and another. But he still had friends, and so was able to get various appointments, including a live in position at a Middle Tennessee women's prison. My grandfather's family raised hogs and "this, that and the other" - he said they were so poor the depression didn't make much difference to them. But he said they weren't hungry. His family began raising tobacco during the depression, and thing began to get a lot better.

HT Music City Bloggers in a post with lots of other historical links.

1 comment:

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