The Great Depression produced scenes which today would be incomprehensible. There were Hoovervilles, House Wagons, breadlines, unemployment lines, migrants from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, and many people simply moving around the country looking for work and a square meal. This essay is dedicated to those people who were on the road in the 1930s.
Oklahomans or Okies? I use the term Okie in this essay without any pejorative meaning whatsoever. It is used by me to honor the people of Oklahoma who have suffered so much yet retain a strong commitment to religion, political conservatism and moral values.