For author Marlin Gilhousen, growing up in a small Minnesota town during the Great Depression produced memories enough to last a lifetime. In Memories of Muleshoe, he shares a collection of vignettes that paint of picture of what life was like in Muleshoe in the 1930s and '40s as it weathered both the depression and ten years of drought.
This memoir provides a firsthand and often humorous account of small town living during this challenging time in history. Gilhousen describes a host of local characters who played roles in the local lore of Muleshoe-the town's quirky mayor; the well-meaning editor of the Muleshoe Monitor; Emma Klinkhammer, the town busybody; Father Rhode; Widow Maroney; and the candy man who alienated all of his customers.
Memories of Muleshoe captures the essence of one rural community and shows how its residents navigated everyday life during the difficult times of the Great Depression.