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McCarty, Violet

McCarty, Violet

McCarty, Violet

Date: Sunday, December 07, 1986

Interview 108a : In this interview with Jennifer Williams, Violet McCarty reminisces about life during the Great Depression. As a newlywed at the beginning of the Depression, Mrs. McCarty learned to make due and cope during the troubled financial times after her husband lost his job. They moved from Diboll back to family land in Burke, where they grew vegetables and raised livestock and cut firewood for sale to support themselves. She recalls The Cannery and all the tomatoes raised in the Burke area and all of the programs sponsored by the federal, state, and local governments to teach families how to support themselves.