Houses made of extra pieces of wood, cardboard, and anything they could find.
Hoovervilles were made of boards from crates, scrap metal, and carboard.
Hoovervilles were shanty towns that the homeless built during the Great Depression.
Officials did not always recognize the Hoovervilles, so as a result, the occupants were forced to move out.
One of the largest Hoovervilles ever established, was in New York's Central Park.
As unemployment continued to skyrocket, more and more ordinary people were being forced to move into these Hoovervilles.
The larger Hooverville populations ended up becoming organized. They would have their own mayor, sanitary committees, etc.
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