Dec 12, 2008

The Depression in York County: It caused great suffering here

(YDR) - ... Some accounts of the 1930s suggest the county deflected the devastating effects of those terrible economic times.
For example, one observer has commented that the Depression "pinched, but it didn't hurt." That is, frugal York countians weathered those tough times without a trace of blood. It is true that the Depression smacked industry and banking less squarely in the county than most other areas of Pennsylvania.
But that's where the myth makers often stop.
Dig just a little deeper, and it's obvious the Depression caused widespread suffering in York County. Continued

Photo: Bonus veterans. Kid from York, Pennsylvania. Theodor Horydczak Collection (Library of Congress)