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From Sewing to Shopping: Signals of a Shifting Economy

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Depression and war transformed the small community of Meat Camp during the 1930s and 1940s. Prior to this, much sewing and weaving was accomplished at home until modern transportation opened the community to modern stores where textiles could be bought. Accessibility and need drove the shift from home production to purchase with able bodied men going to war and able bodied women entering the workforce.