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"You know, the businessmen in town had quite a time making it too. When the farmer don't have money, they don't either.
     "You know there were 'open nights' on Wednesdays and Saturday nights to get people in to town and trade. They would have free shows. I remember they had free shows in Exeter. It was in the back end of the fellow that hatched out chickens. There was a big wall they painted white, and we all sat there as best we could and watched the free show. That brought people into town on Wednesdays and Saturday nights."

Carla Due on the RFD and Saturday Nights

   

Other Excerpts from Carla Due's Interview:

Buzzed by Low-Flying Bombers
Barn Dances in the 1940s
The Stock Market Crash
Banks Closing
Local Politics
The Eggs & Cream Economy
The World Economy
CCC
Irrigation
Surviving the Tornado
The Radio
Dancing
Dating
Diversity of Churches
Prohibition
Immigrating to Nebraska
Learning English
Carla's Trip to Nebraska
Plowing with Horses & Mules