Manufactured home parks: The varied faces of the American Dream

In the late 1960s, Walter and Ruth Robinson purchased an acre or so of property along the lazily-named Big River in rural Missouri.

They’d raised four children in the suburbs of St. Louis.The eldest joined the Marines and never made it home from the Vietnam War. Insurance money collected after his death covered the few hundred dollars it took to have a permanent place of respite from the world that swallowed their . . .

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