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Farms of America in color 1939-1943

By: Lea Holland on Jan. 13, 2011, 5:10 a.m.
Homesteaders

Photo: Russell Lee, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

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Homesteaders

Homesteaders Faro and Doris Caudill were photographed in Pie Town, N.M., in October 1940. According to "Pie Town Woman," by Joan Myers, Doris visited Pie Town in the summer as a teenager. She and Faro dated before marrying and living in a dugout on a homestead in nearby Divide. The couple lived on the homestead with their daughter, who was 6 when the photos were taken. Other photos of Doris show her planting her garden, canning vegetables and milking cows.

Reproduction from color slide.