Saturday, December 29, 2007



I'm glad you found your way to my blog! We're here to talk history - The Great Depression, to be more specific. As this is my first post, I should warn you...I have no formula or plan. Each entry will be as different as the experiences of people across the country during the 1930's. One day I might talk about dust. Another day I might review a book. Still, another day, I might share a recipe or household tip people used to get by during that period.

I've always been fascinated by the The Great Depression. I think we are all familiar with its major themes which include the stock market crash, the dust bowl, migrant workers and economic crisis. I might write about those topics, from time to time, but what fascinates me more, is the idea of how differently the depression affected people, depending on where they lived.

It was also a very resourceful period. People made do because they had to - and quite creatively, at that.

I think it will be fun to explore the different geographical experiences and 'can do' spirits of Americans during the Depression era.

Hope you enjoy it, too.



jawd11 said...

Becky, Looking forward to it! -- Diane

Dust Bowl History said...

I got a comment! Thanks, Diane!