photo of memorial plaque of veterans from WWI and WWII.

Depression and War 1930-1950

The stock market crash of 1929, seemed world’s away, but the ripple effect began to be felt in Globeville by the 1930s. The railroads cut the work week from six days to two, the meat-packing plants laid off workers and churches experienced a dramatic drop in membership. Federal programs would provide some jobs with flood control, rat control in the stock yards and the installation of sanitary sewers. Globeville and the nation didn’t begin to recover economically until the United States entered the war.