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Surplus Boxcar Program

Bob Chaparro
 

Surplus Boxcar Program

I was told by an old timer (he's two years older than me) that there was a government program after the First World War that enabled veterans who were farmers to purchase war surplus wooden box cars. The cost to the farmer was two dollars per car and the cars were delivered to each farm with no added cost.

I know the government assisted farmers with Butler Bins during the 1930s but I never heard about the boxcar program until now.

Does anyone know more about this?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA