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ILLINOIS HISTORY
A MAGAZINE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Volume 46 Number 4 May 1993
Printed by authority of the State of Illinois
Jim Edgar, Governor
CONTENTS
61  Feature Essay The Great Depression in Illinois
   David J. Maurer
   Eastern Illinois University (Charleston)
64  The Bonus March
   Denise Wheeler
   Civic Memorial High School (Bethalto
)
66Relief Efforts in East St. Louis before the New Deal
   Lori Torigian
   Belleville Township High School West (Belleville)
69Living on a Family Farm during the Depression
   Barbara Marie Ashwood
   Industry Junior High School (Industry)
69The Depression: Memories of A Farm Girl
   Sarah-Eva Carlson
   Heritage School (Rockford)
71Pots, Pans, and Rabbit Fur
   Bethany Morris
   Eldorado Junior High School (Eldorado)
71The Origins of Lake Springfield
   Brandon M. Keafer
   Rochester High School (Rochester)
73Illinois before the Great Depression
   Bobby Bernard
   Ogden School (Chicago)
74The Chicago Bridge and Iron Company
during the Great Depression

   Rachael Straus
   University of Chicago Laboratory Schools (Chicago)
76The New Deal and the WPA
   Eric Carl Eberle
   Geneva Community High School (Geneva)
77Relief Programs in McHenry County
   Melanie Gray
   Crystal Lake South High School (Crystal Lake)
78The Hog Reduction Program of the AAA
   Jonathan Fleetwood
   Amboy High School (Amboy)
80Children in the Depression
   Chad McCormick
   Good Shepherd Lutheran School (Collinsville)
80Two Brothers Compare City and Country Life
in the Great Depression

   Stevie Reuter
   Ohio Grade School (Ohio)

On the cover: Depression-era shanty towns and other makeshift shelters
were dubbed "Hoovervilles," a derisive term to describe the loss of faith
in President Herbert Hoover.

ILLINOIS HISTORIC
PRESERVATION AGENCY

Director
   Susan Mogerman

Trustees
   Julie Cellini
   Pamela A. Daniels
   Samuel Lilly
   Frank J. Mason
   Sally B. Schanbacher
   Carol Stein
Historic Preservation Symbol

Educational Services Section
   Keith A. Sculle, Head, Education
     and Research

Illinois History
   Editor: Keith A. Sculle
   Design and Layout: Cynthia A. Fuener

ILLINOIS
STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Executive Director
   E. Duane Elbert

Officers for 1992-93
   John R. Power, President
   Robert J. Klaus, President-Elect
   William D. Winberg, Treasurer

   Directors: Roland Bauer, Mary Dean, Linda L. Hay, William A. Henslcy, James T. Hickey, Thomas E. Leiter, Robert McColley, Patricia Mooney-Melvin, Barbara Posadas, Richard Pyatt, Marvin Strunk, Terence A. Tanner, F. John Taylor, Wendy Hamand Venet, Mark Wyman.

   Advisory Board Members: Leah Joy Axelrod, Tara Blazer, Janet Cornelius, James E. Davis, Carl J. Ekberg, Charlene Gill, James Grossman, John E. Hallwas, John Hoffmann, Carolyn I. Johnson, John Lamb, Floyd W. Marshall, Michael J. McNerney, Douglas K. Meyer, Catherine Welch O'Connor, Jo Ann Rayfield, Marc Savard, Marc S. Schulman, Len R. Small, Mark W. Sorensen, Richard Worthen.

Illinois History (ISSN 0019-2058) is published four times during the school year, December, February, March and May, by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency in cooperation with the Illinois State Historical Society. Printed by authority of the State of Illinois (928649.1M5-93). Second-class postage paid at Springfield, Illinois. Copyright, Illinois State Historical Society, 1993. Subscription rates: One copy is sent free on request to all schools in Illinois. Additional school-use subscriptions are $1 per volume (four issues). All other subscriptions are $4 per volume. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Illinois History, Old State Capitol, Springfield, Illinois, 62701.

All photos unless otherwise credited are courtesy Illinois State Historical Library, Mary Michals, Iconographer.


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