When they came home from WWII, soldiers and sailors, some of them our parents, flocked to college campuses all over the country. The picture is of "Trailerville" located at the southern end of the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas. Susan and Bill (Hunsaker) Craig and Bob Mitchell's dads were students living in this particular village. I'm sure there are others in the classes attending EHHS who could add some names to the residents of this "town."
Susan Begley recalled the very tight post-WWII housing when her family had to live in a trailer with her brother sleeping in a dresser drawer during this period. My father attended one of the UC campuses in San Francisco. No doubt there were others.
The author-historian, Steven Ambrose, spoke some of the most revealing words I've heard on this topic in a 2000 NPR interview:
"Of the 15 million WWII vets, only 2.2 million went to college and it is calculated that only 500,000 of that group would not otherwise have attended. Only about 23% of WWII vets were high school graduates.