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Post photographer Michael Williamson is traveling across the country covering the economic situation.

Half a Tank: Along Recession Road: August 16, 2009 - August 22, 2009

Fair Skies--But No Snow Cones--At The State Fair

Couples and families filled the streets at the Wyoming State Fair. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post DOUGLAS, Wyo.--It was decided. Amanda Henrie’s children would not have to give up the Wyoming State Fair this year, but they were...

By Theresa Vargas  |  August 21, 2009; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Old School Economics

A school in Shawnee, Wyo., that has six students and one teacher. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post What does back-to-school shopping look like in a recession? Turns out, far from done. The National Retail Federation said this week...

By Theresa Vargas  |  August 21, 2009; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Meet Lost Springs, WY (Won't Take But A Minute)

Welcome to Lost Springs, WY. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post LOST SPRINGS, Wyo.--Michael and I had hoped to interview an entire town’s population about the recession. We settled for a third of one: Art Stringham. The sign outside...

By Theresa Vargas  |  August 20, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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A Modern-Day Cowgirl's Craigslist SOS

Jessica Anderson, 19, sits in a borrowed room at the back of a trailer, not knowing when she'll have to leave. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post HELP! young female needing a place to stay asap! i was laid...

By Theresa Vargas  |  August 19, 2009; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Below The Surface In Colorado

Tracy Matekovic stands at one end of a mine shaft on a mountain in Colorado. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post PAONIA, Colo.--At a bar where a bear skin stretched across one wall and a moose head hung from...

By Theresa Vargas  |  August 18, 2009; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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A (Borrowed) Room With A View

Anita Prins moved in with relatives in Colorado after losing her own business and home in Michigan. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post SILVERTHORNE, Colo.--Anita Prins sits on a balcony, watching the last of the day's sun slip across...

By Theresa Vargas  |  August 17, 2009; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
 
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