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Published December 03, 2012, 05:08 PM

Areavoices: The stock market crash and dough potatoes

My father was 17 years old when the stock market crashed in October of 1929. He told me that Grandpa Rang lost all the money he had saved from twenty years of farming except for the last couple of milk checks that he had deposited in a bank that survived the collapse.

By: Chuck Rang, "Courage in the Kitchen" on Areavoices, INFORUM

My father was 17 years old when the stock market crashed in October of 1929. He told me that Grandpa Rang lost all the money he had saved from twenty years of farming except for the last couple of milk checks that he had deposited in a bank that survived the collapse. With cows and chickens and a big garden, the family had enough to eat, but clothes, hardware and other “store-bought” things were precious.

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