This Rare Footage In The 1930s Shows Wyoming Like You’ve Never Seen Before

We’ve all seen old pictures of Wyoming from the ’30s but there’s something about watching actual footage of living and breathing human beings moving about on a typical day that really strikes a chord. This video is full of insight into this era of Wyoming’s unique history. The train, cars, clothes and buildings will transport you back to a different time. It’s interesting to note how much the culture has changed over the last 80 or so years.

Rewind to the 1930s. The economy around 1930 and 1931 was very sluggish in Wyoming due to the Great Depression. During this time, the price of oil dropped drastically. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932 and the New Deal was in the process of getting the economy going again. Wyoming tried very hard to overcome the Great Depression without any federal aid but eventually relied on the New Deal programs to bring jobs to Wyoming and stability to their economy. In the end, Wyoming ended up being disillusioned with the New Deal. All of this came about just as the world was heading towards war.

For more insight into Wyoming in the ’30s, check out This Is What Life In Wyoming Looked Like In 1936. Wow.

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