During the western expansion the indians had to get pushed off their land and the army had to shoot them. It was hard for most of the army members to shoot them and they kept messing up.
"There was this rich fella, an' he makes like he's poor, an' they's this rich girl, an' she purtends like she's poor too, an' they meet in a humbug' stan'. Then the couple got thrown and jail and couldn't bail out because, they didn't want the other to think they are rich.
Not many people had the money in the 30s' to buy liquor, but most of them would drink as much as they could and want to get drunk all the time.
"The migrant people, scuttling for work, scrabbling to live, looked always for pleasure, dug for pleasure, manufactured pleasure, and they were hungry for amusement." All this looking and scrapping for food and work was usually found alongside the roads and in the ditches.
A lot of people turned to god and people would see lots of people in the river with a preacher being baptized.