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The encampments of the poor and homeless that sprang up during the Great Depression. They were named with ironic intent after President Herbert Hoover, who was in office when the depression started.
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They call their tent city Romneyville, a play on the Hoovervilles, shantytowns of the Great Depression.Anti-RNC Leaders: The Protests Must Go On|Lynn Waddell|August 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST