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What Every Small Town In Utah Had In The 1930s. It Was A Simpler Time.

I love hearing stories about Utah’s history – before everyone had cell phones that they used to binge-watch the latest Netflix Original Series. Before we spent long hours engaged in social media, while ignoring our loved ones that sit next to us (they’re also plugged into Facebook or Instagram). Life was simpler back in the 1930s, that’s for sure. It was also much harder. Take a look at these photos that were taken as part of a huge government project – the Farm Security Administration’s Resettlement program, which helped farmers during the Great Depression.

My grandmother grew up in Escalante in the 1930s. Do you have family members who grew up in the places photographed here? Tell us your stories – we’d love to hear them!

Catherine Armstrong
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.