Great Depression

Frozen in Time: The Detroit Arctic Expedition!

From the modern viewpoint of today, the 1920’s are ancient history, written off and neatly pidgeonholed into a time between the wars and populated by the Mafia, the Great Depression and the Jazz Age. Yet, nothing could be farther from the truth.  It was a time of growth, of learning, of dismissing the last of … Continue reading »

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Wrap Up! Where are We Going…and Where have We Been?

(1) Hello Dear Readers and Subscribers, We’ve talked about the Great Depression now for a few posts.  We’ve seen some causes, some effects, as well as some personal information from people much like you and me. So what does this mean?  Does it mean anything?  What’s been our purpose? Well, I’m no professional historian, but … Continue reading »

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Into The Darkness?

Hello Dear Readers and Subcribers! I’m still digesting the fact of the major bailout bill not passing in Congress today.  From what I can tell, either through the major news outlets or media sources, this is not a good thing.  Tensions are mounting, tempers are frayed and it looks like we are headed into the … Continue reading »

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Stability, Hold The Course!

Hello everyone! (Bank Runs!) (Source: Nara, keyword=depression) Just a note to let you know the podcast is up for last week.  I’ve got details on the Great Depression as well as the historical significance of the 1920’s in the build-up to the Depression.  You can either listen below or subscribe to the right with your … Continue reading »

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Follies, Fad and Cash: The Pre-Depression Years

Hello everyone! Wow!  What a week huh?  From an outsider perspective, the stock market’s roller-coaster ride of debt, bail-outs and general upheaval has been quite interesting….that is if I don’t think about my poor retirement funds, which I’m sure are a lot less than the weeks preceding! I sort of wonder if this is a … Continue reading »

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The Beginning of the Slide or a Slight Recovery: Here We Go Again!

“…While the crash only took place six months ago, I am convinced we have now passed the through the worst–and with continued unity of effort we shall rapidly recover.  There has been no significant bank or industrial failure.  That danger, too, is safely behind us.  (1) (2) While it’s probably too easy to write off … Continue reading »

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Do you remember this one?

Hello Dear Readers, It’s promising to be a busy weekend and I’m slated to do some training, so I thought you would enjoy revisiting some of my earlier stories.  I’ve three good ones below involving the Depression, Capone and the World’s Fair. Stay tuned for new posts later this weekend or Monday! ******** The Depression … Continue reading »

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Watch the Hill Joe, It Gets Tricky at the End!

In today’s world of video games, Internet and wide-screen TV’s, it’s easy to get depressed about the state of childhood in America, especially when we read the same old stories about how America’s kids are nothing more than blubbery couch potatoes.  They say we don’t exercise, don’t get involved and eat too much junk food.  … Continue reading »

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He Said: “Don’t Cut The Ham Too Thin, Boys…”

Huh? What a title for a blog post! But it does seem appropriate if we consider the life and business of Fred Harvey, who has the distinction of opening and running the first series of chain restaurants in the United States. With the quote above as well as information on his life and times, we … Continue reading »

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Miami Beach! The Story of Carl Fisher, Kotaro Suto and “Fun In The Sun!”

Hello and hope your Friday is going well! I apologize for not posting up yet again yesterday, but around here it’s the last week of school and there has been a lot planned! The start of summer makes for a busy schedule! ———————————————– The more research I do in history, the more I come across … Continue reading »

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