The message on the reverse describes this as Ralph Davies and Robert Reilly at work on their homesteads, 1931. I think this is the same Ralph Davies we met yesterday. I'm surprised people were still homesteading here in the 1930s.
Robert Reilly lost his ranch during the depression, as did many during that time. He went on to be a fruit imspector for many years. His wife's name was Marguarite. They had two children Majorie and James.
Love that little old cabin.....
Charlott on 18th October 2016 @ 7:06am
Back in the day when young men could dream and hope that through hard physical labor they could make a better life for themselves. Unfortunately, dreams don't always work out.
Buzz on 18th October 2016 @ 8:36am
I think you could still apply for a homestead in the early 1930's, but also, the term "working their homestead" could apply to property the family had filed a homestead on years ago.
I grew up hearing the term, "that's the so and so homestead". The family had moved closer into town years earlier to be closer to work, but they kept the old homestead with the cabin and orchard.
I am curious as to when it was acceptable for men to work shirtless?
L.E. on 18th October 2016 @ 8:50pm