History Detectives

Boxcar Home

Clip: Season 7 Episode 6 | 15m 19s

The Depression, followed by the war years, had left the nation with a critical housing shortage. Where would the army of returning GI's live? History Detectives investigates a discovery which may offer a unique look at how necessity became the mother of invention in postwar America. Has a boxcar been used to build a couple's Lakewood home?

Aired: 07/26/09

Rating: TV-G

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