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"The way I remember it, it just really – from '46, '47 in that area, just really exploded. We started doing things. We started having new things...
   "Remember I grew up on a farm without electricity, without plumbing. And after the war, we started getting – We had refrigeration. I remember my dad buying a car after the war, buying a tractor after the war. After the war was over, it was really pretty prosperous times in agriculture in that area. And it was a complete change, again."

Kelly Holthus on the Postwar Boom

   

Other Excerpts from Kelly Holthus' Interview:

Pearl Harbor
Effect of the War
War to a 10-year-old
Rationing
Bomber Crash
School Consolidation
Electrification
Television
Baseball
Wartime Labor Shortage
POWs
Banking in the 40s
Cash Flow Lending Now
Importance of Irrigation
Water Contamination
Split Brakes
Victory Gardens
DDT