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Wednesday March 11, 1936

diary 2

The story continues with the second journal.  This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago.  Click here to read more.

Fat letter from Jaime telling me how hard he has been working since the strike started! He gets practically everything furnished in food, room and even some clothes! My knit dress is in the P.O. Now all I have to do is borrow enough money to get it out!  Alyce Claire slapped a boy yesterday and was called up on the carpet today by Mr. Pope – It is all rather foolish a thing to get hot about but she is quite upset about it.  Old D.N. sure did scold her.  He probably didn’t take her part with the fond mama either.   That is the sort he is.  Then downtown he had the nerve to tease her about it!   Wrote letters to Dr. Zimmerman, President of Texas Univeristy, Pres of Girls School at Gulfport Miss. and D. McKay at Portaten. Decided against Sil. Ross. Believe I’d just as soon stay here – Must remind the Salt Lake man, too.

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

The rain started pouring in New England on March 11, 1936 and didn’t stop for 14 days, unleashing a flood, known as the Great New England Flood,  that covered half of the Eastern United States

Hartford underwater. Photo courtesy Library of Congress.
Hatford underwater. Photo courtesy Library of Congress.


Justice Antonin Scalia

Future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is born in Trenton, New Jersey

5 nations agreed to support France in a protest to the League of Nations against Germany’s remilitarization of the Rhineland.

Italy announced that as long as Britain and France continued to apply sanctions, it would not co-operate with any measures they took against Germany.

Rafael Franco proclaimed a dictatorship over Paraguay


Chicago Daily Tribune March 11, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune March 11, 1936