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  • History Detectives

History Detectives | Boxcar Home | PBS

Duration: 15:19
Program: History Detectives #706
Broadcast Date: Jul. 27, 2009

The Depression, followed by the war years, had left the nation with a critical housing shortage. Where would the army of returning GI's live? History Detectives investigates a discovery which may offer a unique look at how necessity became the mother of invention in postwar America. Has a boxcar been used to build a couple's Lakewood home?



Post Date: June 3, 2011