"Most of the farmers, just about all of them, when the WPA came in, worked on the roads. I think, as I remember, they got a dollar a day for working. And if they had a team of horses, they got an extra 50-cents a day for the horses. My dad never did that. He just never did that. I don't know how he made it, but he did. He was a pretty independent guy, and proud. I think there was a lot of pride in that, not having to do that."

Stan Jensen on Working for the WPA

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Other Excerpts from Stanley Jensen's Interview:

Killing Grasshoppers
Pests Thrive In Dry Climate
Hybrid Corn
Crop Yeilds
All in the Same Boat
Growing Up Poor
Radio, Isolation and Entertainment
Getting Electricity
The Amenities of Home
Ethnic Communities
Keeping the Dust Out