The Transylvania Times -

Saving Money And Resources


April 22, 2019

During the Great Depression, Americans practiced conservation out of economic necessity. They purchased only what they needed and used items repeatedly. When items could no longer be used for their original purpose, efforts were made to use them in another manner. Many of the items children used for entertainment were items adults could no longer use. Kites, which are now made from synthetic materials and come in brightly packaged boxes, were made from brown paper bags attached to a foundation made of sticks or palm fronds. The tails were made of rags tied to each other. Sticks also were us...

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