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Vintage photos of:
Bowden [Mac] McCaskey, my uncle at the station where he worked in Fairfax, Oklahoma. The year was 1932 and with the depression and the dust storms, he was lucky to have a job. This was 4 years before my birth but I have been told the grim facts about the hard times in Oklahoma. View full size