Tithing Office, Ghost Town, Chesterfield, Caribou County, Idaho - located along a route of the Oregon Trail, Chesterfield was founded by Mormon settlers in 1881. After a railroad line was built through Bancroft to the south, the community lost some of its momentum, and agricultural difficulties led to its desertion by the end of the 1930s.
A little more context -- Average family was supported on a single income. No bills for cable/satellite TV, cell phones, internet. No such thing as fast food and almost all meals were made from scratch at home. Disposable items were virtually unheard of.