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Memories of the Great Depression: Surviving the Depression Era

CAPPER's Staff

Kansas woman recalls the joys and hardships of surviving the Great Depression

Family Farm: The Miracle of the Wood Splitter

CAPPER's Staff

A Michigan woman briefly recounts a morning on her family farm, splitting wood with a wood splitter

Farm Chores: Growing Up on the Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

New York woman recalls the farm chores that had to be done while growing up on her family farm

Threshing Time on the Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

A Missouri woman discusses the way that threshing and harvesting grain was done in the late 1930s


Missouri Girl Drove Ford Tractor, Helped Harvest on the Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

A Missouri woman recalls driving a Ford Tractor as a child during the war years to help her father harvest on the family farm

Missouri Woman Recalls Hay Baling on the Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

A Missouri woman remembers hay baling by old-time methods on her family farm

Threshing Rings and the Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

Illinois woman recalls the goings-on during threshing time at her family farm

Haying Time on the Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

A New York woman recalls haying during World War II with a modified Federal truck and a buck rake

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