The Red River Bridge War

Gov. Alfalfa Bill of Oklahoma

A Fraught Month

For many Americans, 1931 marked the depth of the Great Depression, with high unemployment, bank failures, evictions, and little help from Washington. State governors did the best they could ease the situation, but few governors had more on their plates than Gov. W. H. “Alfalfa Bill” Murray of Oklahoma. Looking at a single issue of …

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