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Christmases past: Two area residents recall the deprivations, challenges of the Great Depression

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By Nicole Queen

This holiday season, amid a struggling economy and feelings of uncertainty, wants are succumbing to needs for many area residents.

But today’s definition of “needs” is dramatically different from the one of 80 years ago. The Roaring Twenties, when indulgence was common and pretty things trumped the practical, came to an abrupt end on Oct. 29, 1929, the day the stock market crashed. Banks failed, businesses closed and more than 15 million Americans were left unemployed.


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