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During World War 1 a number of people stepped up to support the soldiers. One example were farmers who raised grains. While the war was in effect the grains were in high demand to help support food supplies to our troops overseas. Following the end of the war the surplus land and crops went to waste which brought many of the farmers to the point of bankruptcy. As they could not pay their bills, neither did the banks survive due to to percentage of loans that were left unpaid. This cycle carried into a number of businesses including factories. The influx of soldiers returning from war needed work but the job market did not accommodate the numbers.

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