Columbians remember Christmases during the Depression

Monday, December 22, 2008 | 5:56 p.m. CST
Claude Havens, who was born in 1915 in New York City, looks through a photo album in his Columbia apartment. He grew up in an orphanage and was sent to Missouri on an orphan train. He said the Great Depression didn't have a big effect on him because he was used to living on nothing.

Three Columbia residents share childhood memories of holidays during the Great Depression.


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