Life During The Depression

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Life During The Depression
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Migration and homelessness Some people sought escape from the Depression by hopping freight trains to the South and West. On one railroad line alone, hobos living in boxcars increased from 13,000 in 1929 to 200,000 in 1931.
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The Car Craze Continues People sought a variety of ways to escape the dire conditions of the Depression, but the car was the ultimate escape machine. Owning an automobile continued to serve as a status symbol. Despite economic hardship, many Americans still drove cars. They took to the roads for many reasons–to find jobs, to search for adventure, or to take a vacation.
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Tourism n During the 1930s tourism grew to be the nation’s third largest industry. The automobile industry itself kept growing, with the number of registered cars in the United States jumping from 24 million in 1933 to 32 million in 1940.
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Escape from drudgery The appliance revolution that began in the 1920s continued into the 1930s. As more and more houses were wired with electricity, the
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