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.

Do you have any Great Depression stories passed down from family members? We’d love to hear them in the comments below.

For more haunting photos of this time period, check out 25 Rare Photos Taken In Arizona During The Great Depression.

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