An epic journey, then and now

The Great Depression was a devastating time. The unemployment rate was at an all-time high

Jim Fehr (a grandson of Abram Fehr) with his wife and grandchildren recreated their ancestors’ photo.

S. Andreas
of The Crossroads

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of the famous Fehr family photo taken during the Great Depression, a photo can inspire an epic journey that covers 1,000 km.

The Great Depression was a devastating time. The unemployment rate was at an all-time high and the Dirty Thirties brought severe dust storms and drought to the Prairies. The low crop yields paired with the fact that the price of wheat dropped below the price of seed, made providing for a family nearly impossible.

Following two terrible years of farming, Abram Fehr made the decision to move his family from Peace River, Alta., back home to Hague, Sask. Abram, his wife Elizabeth, their seven children and a few belongings were crammed into a 1927 Chevrolet Superior V car and small trailer; their epic journey began in April of 1934.

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