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    was anyone here actually alive during the great depression?

    ????

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    I'm sure there are..




    Bunch of old crumps on this board.

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    87 years old to have been born as it ended. Likely no one who can remember it.
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    Not me. My father to be was chasing fox dogs barefooted across 2-3 counties

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    Quote Originally Posted by gehol View Post
    97 years old to have been born as it ended. Likely no one who can remember it.
    81 if born 1939. Which I believe was the official end.
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    My Dad was, he was born in 1921.
    I've heard alot of stories from when he was growing up. My grandfather was a farmer, and they had a big garden also. They didn't have a lot, but they didn't go hungry. It took WWII to pull the country out of the depression.


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    Mom and Dad did,Dad passed October 2014,94.5years old.

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    My great great grandfather was alive for the civil war , beat that .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOATS View Post
    81 if born 1939. Which I believe was the official end.
    March 1929 - August 1933

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    Naw, my mom told me her family didn’t even know it was happening. Raised everything except sugar and coffee. Grandpa was a blacksmith and a model T mechanic. Worked part time driving a road grader. Mom lived to 95 and only about two years of that she didn’t raise a big garden. People who had money before the crash were the ones who felt it worse. Think they farmed 260 acres. Mother had my oldest sister at home and was back picking cotton in a few days. People then were Tufffff

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    My grandfather. Still alive and well. Doesn't talk about it much but he was just a child. He has been very frugal his entire life because of it. Won't eat chicken to this day because it was his job to kill the chickens. I believe it was hard times we can't even imagine.

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    My Mom and Dad lived through it... They were definitely scared by it... Dan
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    Quote Originally Posted by gehol View Post
    March 1929 - August 1933
    Great Depression years
    Great Depression. Great Depression, worldwide economic downturn that began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939. It was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world, sparking fundamental changes in economic institutions, macroeconomic policy, and economic theory.
    Great Depression | Definition, History, Causes, Effects, & Facts …
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    Quote Originally Posted by LTZ25 View Post
    My great great grandfather was alive for the civil war , beat that .
    My great-grandfather was alive for the Civil War
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatFan View Post
    My great-grandfather was alive for the Civil War
    Yeah I added an extra great .

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    Quote Originally Posted by rboren View Post
    Naw, my mom told me her family didn’t even know it was happening. Raised everything except sugar and coffee. Grandpa was a blacksmith and a model T mechanic. Worked part time driving a road grader. Mom lived to 95 and only about two years of that she didn’t raise a big garden. People who had money before the crash were the ones who felt it worse. Think they farmed 260 acres. Mother had my oldest sister at home and was back picking cotton in a few days. People then were Tufffff
    Exact same thing my Dad told me. Rural people in the south east were in a continous depression from 1865 until the end of the 1940's. It was the city people that suffered during the depression. today's population is almost completely city or urban. It will hurt a lot more this time.

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    In Oklahoma we had the Dust Bowl at the same time...No it wasn't a football game


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    Great Depression years
    Great Depression. Great Depression, worldwide economic downturn that began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939. It was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world, sparking fundamental changes in economic institutions, macroeconomic policy, and economic theory.
    Great Depression | Definition, History, Causes, Effects, & Facts …

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    It does matter what criteria you use for the definition of the time period. So there could be some interpretation involved. Some historians claim it lasted until 1941 in that it took a war to get us out of depression. Regardless of what criteria is used the 1930's was tough for urban people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gehol View Post
    Great Depression years
    Great Depression. Great Depression, worldwide economic downturn that began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939. It was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world, sparking fundamental changes in economic institutions, macroeconomic policy, and economic theory.
    Great Depression | Definition, History, Causes, Effects, & Facts …

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