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The Great Depression hit West Plains hard, but people were resilient and bounced back during World War II. The postwar years brought rural electrification, television, and paved roads. As the economy began to move away from agriculture to new industries, a flooring mill and shoe factory came to town, accompanied by a community hospital. Big band slipped into rock and roll, radio to television, and iceboxes to refrigerators. In 40 years, people went from Ford Model Ts to Mustangs and from silent films to the big screen at ...

West Plains: 1930 to 1970 2010, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738560236

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West Plains: 1930 to 1970 2010, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531638979

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