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There is the notion that big farming states in the Midwest were harmed most during the Great Depression by the drought that created the Dust Bowl. That may have a had a big impact on farmers and their economic health, but the banking crisis that affected the rest of the country caused many hardships in states in the Midwest. The bank failures of the 1930s are described here. You'll also find personal interviews with people who experienced the Great Depression. Afterwards click on more narrations to get a real sense of life in small farming communities throughout the Midwest during the 1930s.
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.