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"About 11 o'clock Tuesday forenoon, David C. Hodge, a resident of 'Hardscrabble,' took a large dose of morphine which resulted in his death about 12 o'clock that night ... The deceased left a note saying that no one but himself was to blame for the act. He leaves a wife and 4 little girls in destitute circumstances. He was a sober and industrious workman, quite well known and generally respected ."--obituary from Wisconsin Death Trip (1973) by Michael Lesy

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Hardscrabble or Hard Scrabble is land that is rocky or of poor quality, as in the term hardscrabble farm. It is often used as a euphemism for any sort of hard working or poverty, as in hardscrabble childhood. A number of towns use this name:

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Other uses

  • Hardscrabble, a 2012 electronic music album by The Flashbulb
  • Hardscrabble Open (also known as the Hardscrabble Women's Invitation), a golf tournament played at the Hardscrabble Golf Club (also known as the Hardscrabble Country Club) in Fort Smith, Arkansas from 1945 to 1953; it was an official LPGA Tour event from 1948 to 1950

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