The Whole Town's Talking - Section 4: “The Thirties, The Show Must Go On” Summary & Analysis

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The Great Depression hits Elmwood Springs, but they are not as badly affected by it as the rest of the country. They are still having a lot of weddings and many families are growing. The town gets a train station. Unfortunately, the teacher, Lucille Beemer dies of Breast Cancer in 1932, but she is happy to be at Still Meadows with the rest of the town’s dead people. The graveyard is becoming more and more busy, though, and they have a problem of everyone talking to the newcomer before the newcomer can get his or her bearings. They nominate Lucille to be the spokesperson to introduce everyone to where they are.

Elner Shimfissle is doing a great job helping her husband with their farm. One day, two strangers are driving by and are lost on their way...

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