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A crudely built camp put up usually on the edge of a town to house the dispossessed and destitute during the depression of the 1930s.

[After Herbert Clark Hoover.]


(ˈhu vərˌvɪl)

a collection of huts and shacks housing the unemployed, esp. in the U.S. during the 1930s.
[1930-35; after Herbert Hoover + -ville]
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The major hits, such as Forgotten Town, When The Fingers Point, Hooverville (And They Promised Us The World), Ideal World and Harvest For The World as good as selected themselves, but Garry gave the production team free rein to choose the rest, hence the intriguing selections that are Born Again (the fifth and final single from The Christians album), Happy in Hell's lead single, What's in a Word, the debut's Sad Songs and the Top 20 single, Words.
The Christians took to the main stage to play an acoustic set, with classics like Hooverville and Forgotten Town producing some memorable audience moments.
THE CHRISTIANS, August 6, The Jam House, Birmingham (0121 200 3030) THE Christians are back at one of their favourite venues, offering all their hits from the '80s and '90s including Forgotten Town, Hooverville, Ideal World and Harvest for the World.
Holland also took the chance to trial Hooverville (29.
The legendary soul band, famed for hits such as Forgotten Town, T Harvest for the World, Born Again, Ideal World and Hooverville, will be joined by a host of local talent drawn from Northumberland and the North East.
Hooverville camps also sprang up along the Mississippi River.
They passed vagrancy laws, raided the Hooverville camps, and arrested or harassed these migrants to chase them out of town.
The distinctive voice of lead singer Garry Christian remains, as they come to The Jam House in Birmingham to play hits like Harvest For The World, Hooverville and Forgotten Town.
They also scored well on the singles chart with Forgotten Town, Hooverville, Ideal World, Words, Born Again and Harvest For The World.
This is a history that would return to haunt the space in the early 1930s, when squatters occupied the park with Hooverville settlements to protest the precarious living conditions of the 99% and the negligence of the Hoover administration.
Singles Hooverville and Ideal World were major chart successes.
The town has changed its name, he blogged recently, this place used to be Washingtub City of even Hooverville.