Living Off Turnips

On January 17, 1934, The Great Depression continued. The Monett Times reported, “So far, no one has found a family living in a turnip, but dozens of families have been living on turnips. Plain turnips cooked with a bit of meat are filling food and mighty good.”

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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