A family of seven and a dog walk on U.S. 99 near Brawley in Imperial County, 1939. They were making their way from Phoenix, Arizona (where they picked cotton) to San Diego. The father hoped to find federal aid because he once lived there.
Bound for San Diego, 1939
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