These 17 Candid Photos Show What Life Was Like In Arizona In the 1930s
By Katie Lawrence|Published March 08, 2019
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
As our state’s history is so steeped in the mining industry, the Great Depression was a trying time for Arizonans everywhere. We’ve all heard stories from our grandparents about what life was like during the country’s most tumultuous decade, but nothing compares to seeing the adversity firsthand. These photographs were taken in Arizona during the 1930s and give a fascinating look into the world as it was decades ago.
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