The Mattoon Act Wreaks Havoc
The Lemon Grove Historical Society continues its "History Alive" series with Helen Ofield on "The Dire Effects of the Mattoon Act 1925-1940." Did your forebears lose home, land and money under the yoke of the Mattoon Act? Some in SoCal are living with Mattoon’s impact even today. While nobly intentioned, this pyramid scheme wreaked havoc. Ofield has the lowdown in words and pictures.