Photo Spot of Famous Depression Mom
In 1936, government photographer Dorothea Lange snapped one of the most famous photos of the Great Depression, a "Migrant Mother" looking disheartened-yet-strong while three of her kids hid behind her. Unfortunately, Lange never asked the woman's name and couldn't recall exactly where she snapped the picture.
It wasn't until the 1970s that the mom was identified as Florence Thompson. In 2013, a California professor finally pinpointed the spot as a former migrant labor camp along US 101. Florence and her kids had been left there while her husband and two oldest kids went to repair the radiator of their broken-down car. The professor hopes to erect a marker at the spot, but for now it's just a weedy field.