Barefoot young boy (Paul Wooten) outside log cabin, holding a toy he has whittled, Georgia, December 25, 1938.

Making their own toys-Barefoot young boy (Paul Wooten) outside log cabin, holding a toy he has whittled, Georgia, December

From an interior point on the Columbia River, Oregon.
Pine logs in rafts 800 feet long and 52 feet wide are towed 1000 miles via the Pacific Ocean to San Diego, California where they are transformed into lumber.

From an interior point on the Columbia River, Oregon.Pine logs in rafts 800 feet long and 52 feet wide are towed 1000 miles via the Pacific Ocean to San Diego, California where they are transformed into lumber.

Appalachian mountain riders served as a bookmobile service for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930′s.

indypendent-thinking: “ Kentucky pack-horse librarians: Appalachian mountain riders deliver books through the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the ”

Be still

"Caroline Atwater standing in the kitchen door of her log house" Orange County, North Carolina, July Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration

This is Appalachia to me. People smart enough and strong enough to make their living from the land.

"What I learned growing up on the farm was a way of life that was centered on hard work, and on faith, and on thrift.

Nadie comprende a otro. Somos, como dijo el poeta, islas en el mar de la vida; corre entre nosotros el mar que nos define y separa. Por más que un alma se esfuerce por saber lo que es otra alma, no sabrá sino lo que le diga una palabra -sombra disforme en el suelo de su entendimiento. Pessoa

A trapper boy working in the Turkey Knob Mine in Macdonald, West Virginia. The boy had to stoop because of the low roof. This photo was taken more than a mile inside the mine. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine

August 1936. "Part of an impoverished family of nine on a New Mexico highway. Depression refugees from Iowa. Left Iowa in 1932 because of father's ill health. Father an auto mechanic laborer, painter by trade, tubercular.

The good old days before Unemployment Insurance, Social Security and Medicare. Laissez Faire capitalism at its finest. August 1936 "Part of an impoverished family of nine on the New Mexico highway- Depression refugees from Iowa" Photo by Dorothea Lange

1933: Nurse Mary B. Willeford from Frontier Nursing Service, visits patients: a woman and two young boys on log cabin porch, The woman is in the doorway and the boys are on the porch at the top of the steps with their hands in their pockets. There is light snow on the ground and roof and a line of laundry on the porch. -Herald-Post Collection

Kentucky, Nurse Mary B. Willeford from Frontier Nursing Service. Frontier Nursing University was started by Mary Breckinridge and was the nation's first family nurse practitioner education program.

July 1939. Gordonton, N.C. Country store on dirt road.  Coca Cola-  Depression Era Photography of DOROTHEA LANGE

Country store on dirt road. Coca Cola- Depression Era Photography of Dorothea Lange

Robert Leroy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, was a notorious American train robber, bank robber, and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang in the American Old West. Wikipedia Born: April 13, 1866, Beaver Died: November 7, 1908, Bolivia Full name: Robert LeRoy Parker

Robert Leroy Parker - aka Butch Cassidy - was a notorious American train robber, bank robber, and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang in the American Old West. / Born: April 1866 / Died: November 1908 in Bolivia

Vintage Teacher One Room School Log Cabin Bare Foot Students Michigan 1880 | eBay

Vintage Teacher One Room School Log Cabin Bare Foot Students MIchigan 1880

I homeschooled all three of my children. Praise God Vintage Teacher One Room School Log Cabin Bare Foot Students Michigan 1880

1930s Great Depression Family at Migrant Workers Camp Photo

Great Depression Family at Migrant Workers Camp Photo - After the end of WWI, the economic rose and then quickly fell into the crisis. The unemployment was high. Houses and furniture were continually sold for food and other necessities.

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