See larger image Additional Images: Vinegar of the Four Thieves: Recipes & Curious Tips from the Past (Paperback) List Price: $12.77 New From: $12.77 In Stock The exodus from dried up farms due to the Dust Bowl was the largest migration in American history within a short period of time. Farmers affected by the Dust […]
FDR pushed the button to open the San Francisco-Oakland Bridge in 1936
On November 12, 1936 Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected President of the United States. You can see a timeline of his fairly uneventful day at: FDR Library However, one major event in President Roosevelt’s schedule shows that at 3:30 pm. “In Cabinet Room, pressed button to open San Francisco-Oakland Bridge (CA).” Photographer Dorothea Lang was in […]
First breaking news event covered by helicopter was in Baldwin Hills, Ca.
(KTLA, already a pioneer of live on-the-scene television coverage, used a helicopter to cover the disaster. Common today, this was perhaps the first such live aerial coverage of a breaking news event.) The Baldwin Hills Dam disaster occurred on December 14, 1963, when the dam containing the Baldwin Hills Reservoir suffered a catastrophic failure and […]
“If you lose your pluck you lose the most there is in you – all you’ve got to live with.”
The Wall Street Crash of 1929 was one of the main causes of the Great Depression that affected people across the country in many ways. Many people lost their homes and went on the road in search of work. Oklahoma and the mid-west was doubly affected due to the Dust Bowl that destroyed their farms. […]