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Farms of America in color 1939-1943

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

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

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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.