"Hooverville" was a common name for squatter camps of the unemployed and dispossessed in the United States during the Great Depression, in unflattering reference to US President Herbert Hoover, whose policies many blamed for the economic problems.
Hooverville. Portland, Oregon
Squatters' shacks along the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. Many of the men living here during the winter work in the nearby orchards of the Williamette and Yakima Valley in the summer. July 1936
Exhibit on Seattle's 1930s Hooverville (squatter settlement), Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), Seattle, Washington.