Silent Tuesday

A two-by-two foot section of sod from center field is being placed in a box at the Polo Grounds in New York City, Sept. 29, 1957. It will be flown to San Francisco to be placed in the Giants' new home. From left are, Matty Schwab, Polo Grounds head groundskeeper; Tom Gray, representing the mayor of San Francisco; unidentified assistant groundskeeper; and Giants manager Bill Rigney. The Giants lost to Pittsburgh, 9-1, in their last game beside Coogan's Bluff. (AP Photo)

Each Tuesday the Citizen Tribune shares a photo from the formative years of the Silent Generation. Born from 1927 to 1945, the Silent Generation is sandwiched between the G.I. Generation and the Boomer Generation. There were 46,582,000 Silent Generation children born. The formative years for the Silent Generation range from the early 1930s through the early 1960s.

The Silent Generation was influenced by the Great Depression and World War II.