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Across the length and breadth of America at war can be seen compact colonies of strange little cottages on wheels. These vehicles, each boasting all the comforts of home on a miniature scale, are known as trailers. A group or colony of them is a trailer camp. They are used to house workers in American war industries and other plants which have sprung up like giant mushrooms all over the United States. An owner, with his auto, which. pulls his trailer, may journey 500 to l,000 miles to join some trailer camp near the factory where he intends to work.  >>more...>>

Title:     U.S. Trailer Camps
Author:    Vorse, Mary Heaton
Source:     NARA
Publisher:     OWI
Type:     Article

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Housing
World War II