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SOHS 06961 Helping Hand Mission Ashland 1931

SOHS 06961 Helping Hand Mission Ashland 1931

Southern Oregon was affected by the years of depression that followed the stockmarket crash in 1929. Many people passed through the Rogue Valley seeking a new life and they placed heavy demands on the local economy. Ashland tried to meet some of those demands by opening the Helping Hands Mission in October 1931. Located on Fourth Street in the Railroad District, the Mission offered the homeless a meal, a bed, honest work and Christian counseling.

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