In the summer of 1940, the United States was finally beginning to pull itself out of the Great Depression. Only four years earlier, the Farm Security Administration (FSA) had sent photographers, including Russell Lee, across the United States. The images of poverty and economic depression they captured would go on to become representative images of Depression-era America. But when Lee went back out in 1940, he was given the mission of capturing images of recovery, economic success, and the positive influence of the FSA. The following images, from the Library of Congress’s archives, shows what this period of increased growth looked like in Utah’s Cache and Box Elder counties.