Daily Archives: March 20, 2015

Wednesday March 20, 1935

(This is an entry from the journal entitled Mexico Summer written by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago.  Click here to read more)

Ty-Ty left today at 1:00. Jack LeBaron took her to the bus. Surely do miss her and I can think of any number of things we should have discussed . Bought some white oxfords.  Went to covered dish supper at the church of the choir.  Bernard was there.  We and Alyce Claire saw Mr. Stanton at the show and they left shortly.  Bernard brought me right home.  Made tentative plans for tennis perhaps Friday.  Hope I get to play quite a bit this spring. Letter from Mahota suggests I owe her!!

Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:

Although Topeka lay outside the area affected most by the Dust Bowl, residents of Topeka did suffer from blinding dust storms. This photograph depicts a particularly fierce storm that hit Topeka on March 20, 1935.

Dust storm in Topeka, Kansas - Page

Germany shows off it’s planes.

The Waco News-Tribune Waco, TX March 20, 1935
The Waco News-Tribune Waco, TX March 20, 1935



The American radio show “Your Hit Parade” makes its debut on the airwaves. In the following years, it becomes the jumping point for many of the most successful singers and artists in the music industry.