Economy

June 14, 2009

California's hard times driving people back to the 'Dust Bowl'

Fleeing the Great Depression and a drought unprecedented in American history, a vast wave of Oklahomans and Texans dubbed "Okies" loaded everything they could onto crowded vehicles during the 1930s and headed west for California. Today, in huge numbers, their grandchildren are moving back. The reasons: low housing prices and jobs. The trend has marked the last five years, when more people left California than arrived.

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