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Always Lend a Helping Hand, Sevier Country Remembers the Great Depression


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Sugar beets were a major crop in Sevier County during the Great
Depression
Sevier County sugar beet fields under irrigation. Sugar beets were a major crop in Sevier County during the Great Depression, supplying the local sugar factory. Jay Spencer discusses working in the sugar beets, as does Lynn Waters. (Photograph courtesy Utah Historical Society)

The material on this website was gathered and developed by honors English students at Richfield High School, under the direction of English teacher Judy Busk. These interviews represent a small portion of those collected by the Sevier County Oral History project, which has gathered over 400 oral histories from Sevier County residents.

Special thanks to the Utah State Historical Society for grant support, Jay Haymond, historian, and to the Richfield Reaper for publishing the newspaper edition to this project.

The website was developed by Project Director, Director, New Deal Network, from texts and images supplied by Judy Busk. Our thanks to the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Association of State Humanities Councils for providing an opportunity for us to meet one another and share our work. For information about the Sevier County Oral History Project, contact Judy Busk at judybusk@excite.com. For information about the website, contact Project Director at tt544@columbia.edu.

Copies of interviews are also archived in the Richfield City Library, Richfield High School Library, and the Utah State Historical Society.



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