This Is What Life Looked Like In 1939 In South Carolina. Wow.
1939 marked the beginning of the end of the Great Depression in South Carolina. Plummenting prices of cotton and tobacco in 1920 caused the depression to start earlier here in South Carolina than most everywhere else in the U.S. Until then, the cotton business alone was so booming that even children as young as 6 and 7 were getting jobs at the mills. Their employment was needed not only by their families but also by the industry so it could keep up with the demand.
But that all changed so fast for so many. And then, folks suffered through nearly two decades of the Great Depression here in South Carolina. It was a long and arduous time. But we eventually turned things back around.
By the end of The Great Depression in South Carolina things were changing for a lot of people. Here’s a look at South Carolina on the rebound in 1939.
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The Palmetto State has rebounded from many tulmultuous times. We’re happy to share some images of the return to good times after this country’s Great Depression.
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Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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