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Family Stories #9: Jake & Juby – Don’t Argue

The Great Depression was the worst period economically in our nation’s history. The Great Depression began with the stock market crash of 1929 and was made worse by the 1930’s Dust Bowl. There was a worldwide economic downturn that began in 1929… Continue Reading →

Family Stories #5: Education

My Grandpa was Jakes dad, John Ruben Henderson, born in 1881. Grandpa John never received any formal education and never learned to read or write. When he was five years old his step-father put him to work in a sock factory…. Continue Reading →

Family Stories #3: Nate – Leaving Home

Life on the farm in the ‘20s was difficult. Life on the farm is always arduous work; it’s a family vocation; it starts at daybreak and it never stops until bedtime. At fourteen years old, boys are expected to do… Continue Reading →

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