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23 Rare Photos Taken In Minnesota During The Great Depression

Minnesotans are known for their toughness, which today means the ability to thrive in freezing temperatures for a few months each year. But during the Great Depression, one of the most difficult times in American history, being “Minne-so-tough” meant facing an entirely different and daunting set of challenges, on top of the brutal winters we experience today, and without all the luxuries we have to get through them. From the Twin Cities to the countryside, here’s a rare glimpse into the past of what some of your families may have experienced in the 1930s.

Even in the toughest of times, Minnesotans found ways to keep in good spirits. What stories have you heard from your family about the Depression?

Jo Magliocco
Minnesota staff writer for Only in Your State and owner of Minnesota blog, I'm a Minneapolis transplant who loves my cats, camera, and local coffee. On the weekends I'm usually exploring the North Shore or making my way through the list of Minnesota's State Parks. Want to talk about MN or ask me a question? Tweet me @sotafiedjo!