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Life got so bad during the Great Depression people were actually fooled into thinking Corn Flakes had flavour

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the archives of The Review*, the 117-year old, Vankleek Hill-based weekly broadsheet newspaper — I’m writing a series of pieces on how the people in my village survived the Great Depression**. The … Continue reading

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Essential Canadian Books — Ten Lost Years 1929-1939: Memories of Canadians Who Survived The Depression

Oscar Peterson: Canadian “You Look Good To Me”; ‘Oscar Peterson: And the Bassists [Live In Montreux]’ (1977) Ten Lost Years 1929-1939: Memories of Canadians Who Survived The Depression Barry Broadfoot (1973): In 1972, Broadfoot, a Canadian reporter working for the … Continue reading

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