Poor farms were important rural institutions that cared for a wide range of poor and dependent people in the 19th and 20th centuries. Yet today they are little remembered. This manuscript discusses these poor farms, their function, operation, who they served, and how they relate to modern day social welfare.
Daley, Michael R. Ph.D. and Pittman-Munke, Peggy Ph.D.
"Over the Hill to the Poor Farm: Rural History Almost Forgotten,"
Contemporary Rural Social Work Journal: Vol. 8
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.murraystate.edu/crsw/vol8/iss2/2