Goshen Depression Years

During the depression- there were a lot of people travelling just looking for a place to eat or sleep.  “My mother never turned anyone away”, said Chesley Feltmate.  They lived off the main road at 8 Island Lake and he wonders how they ever found their house.  Lots of time you would find someone sleeping in the hay in the morning-lots of peddlers came through that area too.

“Mother would borrow a shirt from the peddler and draw the pattern off it onto a flour bag and then give the shirt back the next time the peddler was there,” Chesley recalls.  Everybody worked together in the communities and helped each other out.