Woody Guthrie

American Folk Singer

An American hero

He was born on July 14, 1912. He grew up in Okemah, Oklahoma. His father named him after Woodrow Wilson, governor of New Jersey and soon to be president of the United States. Guthrie went to live with people having hard times to learn about them and write songs about them. He wrote most of his songs about the Dust Bowl during the great depression when he traveled with migrant workers from the midwest to California. He died on October 21, 1967 in a mental institute after a long battle with Huntington's Disease. Information from Wikepedia.
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