Caption: An open expanse of Hooverville in December 1936 after workers for the federal Public Works Administration demolished much of the squatter community. The scene is near the foot of Barton Street, one mile south of the Municipal (MacArthur) Bridge. The headline over the photo says, "Hooverville Gone; Now It's Roosevelt Shores," a reference to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The city harbor manager's office had cleared some shacks after floods, and press reports said the population of Hooverville had been reduced by some relief in the jobless rate. Federal agencies found housing for some of the residents. But even after this early example of "urban renewal" demolition, some people continued living in shacks along the river. Clusters of squatter communities existed into the 1960s.
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