AND YOU THINK YOU HAVE HARD TIMES ? This is how some families lived out on the Prairie of the United States in the USA during the 1930's. After the Federal Reserve Bank orchestrated the stock and economic crash in 1929, many lost their homes - farms - and businesses, and had no job and nowhere to go - so they had to do this - - - And of course, this was not uncommon during the 1700's and the 1800's.