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.”

Old school room with crowd of students seated.

December 10, 1932

The St. Louis schools were overcrowded and the school board blamed the depression. They said the kids couldn’t find jobs so they were staying in school.