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


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Sevier County Oral History Project Photos

The following index includes photographs used in the Sevier County Oral History Project. Clicking on the images or title will present a larger or complete view of the image. These images have been added to the synopses of the interviews, but not to the interview transcripts.



Richfield Main Street, February 2, 1938
This view of Main Street, seen from First South, shows business trying to survive. Sevier County was particularly affected by the 1934 drought.
Richfield High School. January 30, 1938.
During the Depression years, high school marked the end of education for numerous students.
Richfield High School Honors English Students
Richfield High School Honors English Students who served as interviewers for the Great Depression Oral History Project.
Interviewers
Richfield High School student researchers pour over histories to get advice quotes for the depression display board they prepared for the Utah State History Fair competition.
Interviewees
Clara Jensen,Ruth Hansen, Lorna Jensen, Jay Spencer, and Joe Gentry are recognized at Great Depression Era program held at Richfield High School on February 24, 1998.
Verla Breinholt
Verla felt fortunate to have an attractive dress for graduation.
Transcript | Synopsis
Joe Gentry
The National Youth Administration helped to pay for Joe Gentry's education at BYU.
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Clara Jensen's Husband
Clara Jensen's husband bought this cow March 17, 1939 for $65.00 and later he sold it on November 12, 1940 for $200.00.
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Clara Jensen
Coca Cola was an option for Clara Jensen when she had a nickel.
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Lorna Jensen
Lorna Jensen's first husband died of a brain tumor. Left with a child, she went away to cosmetology school to support herself.
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Cherril Ogden
Cherril Ogden shares lyrics from a depression era popular song: "Give me a date and a Ford V8 with a rumble seat built for two—and let me wahoo, wahoo, wahoo."
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Luzon Peterson
Nurse Luzon Peterson poses with two of her patients at Salt Lake General Hospital in 1934.
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Jean Rowley
Shown standing next to a car belonging to Leonard Meacham, Jean's husband, are Lorna Jensen and her second husband, Tell.
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Kenneth Shell

Teacher Judy Busk's father, Kenneth Shell.

See: Frugality: Legacy of the Lean Years

Etheleen Shell

Teacher Judy Busk's mother, Etheleen Shell.

See: Frugality: Legacy of the Lean Years

Etheleen and Kenneth Shell
Etheleen and Kenneth Shell, shown here with daughter Judy in California, finally achieved job security when World War II started...
See: Frugality: Legacy of the Lean Years
Etheleen Shell
Etheleen (right), shown with a friend at a party, worked hard earning money to buy clothes.
See: Frugality: Legacy of the Lean Years
Jay Spencer
Jay Spencer is shown with his family during the 1930s. He worked hard to support them.
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Jay Spencer

Jay Spencer when a young child.

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Rhoda Winkel

Rhoda Winkel as a child.

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