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"Oh yeah, there were quite a few – not quite – there was a number of people that left here and went to California during what they called the Dirty Thirties. Yeah."
     Question: "And what happened to them?"
     Alvin Apetz: "They went to work out there."
     Delbert Apetz: "Stayed out there."
     Alvin Apetz: "Stayed out there."
     Delbert Apetz: "Like the Roths and different ones. [The] whole family just went out there. That's where they stayed."
     Question: "That's a fairly desperate act."
     Delbert Apetz: "Tieckens. John Tieckens whole family went. If you stop and think you can name quite a few people from this area that moved out – because there was nothing here. No."
     Question: "Why California?"
     Delbert Apetz: "Well, that was the biggest place to go to."
     Alvin Apetz: "They had work out there. They had work out there."
     Delbert Apetz: "I mean, that was a prosperous state."

The Apetz Brothers on Leaving to California

   

Other Excerpts from the Apetz Brothers' Interview:

Spilled Milk
Bartering
Depression Legacy
Stealing Watermelons
Lost Farms
Immigration
Dust
Hitchhiking
The CCC