Single Men (cont'd.)
-could not find work
-had no money
-wandered across the country

Farmers on the Prairies
-no one wanted to buy their wheat
-hit by a drought

The 1930s were even worse for young men just entering the work force. Most of them could not find steady work because there was always someone more experienced applying for the same job. With no money, but plenty of spare time, single men of all ages wandered across the country looking for work.

The Depression years were also difficult times for farmers on the Prairies. Their problems began in 1929 when other countries stopped buying Canadian wheat. Farmers, who grew large wheat crops, had to sell their harvests at reduced prices or not sell them at all.