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During the Great Depression , people lost money so people with no income would just build a Hooverville which can be made with many kinds of materials such as cardboard boxes, refrigerator boxes, and what ever they can find
Hooverville was a small town just outside of Flint ( were Bud lived) It was were all the poor people with little clothing little food and little supplies lived. They people lived in cardboard and wood homes.
Hooverville is located in Washington DC.
although cardboard is a cheap product to buy, it can get wet in the rain and then the cardboard will start to rip
Over 1,200 people lived in Hooverville
In the wild, they can live under hedges, fallen logs and even cardboard boxes. They will also create nests using branches, leaves and grasses.
During the depression, my grandparents lived in the Hooverville of Indianapolis.
cardboard takes less time to break down in a landfill
During the great depression some people became homeless or became migrant workers, but couldn't get a job so the created towns out of cardboard, newspaper, etc. and named them after the current president. Hence the "Hoover" part of Hooverville.
by using cardboard