Friday August 23, 1935

(This is an entry from the journal entitled “Mexico Summer” written by Elizabeth Whipple Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago)

Jonathon finished the washing – Mr. Gorman showed specimens of petrified wood found at Guerron’s  – Still no word from dad.  He must have gotten there early yesterday morning – Wrote to Mrs. Morris and Alyce Claire.

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

The banking act of 1935 is approved.

Pampa Daily News Aug 23, 1935
Pampa Daily News Aug 23, 1935

Britain ordered a buildup of its forces in the Mediterranean region to guard the Suez Canal from potential Italian attack.


Joseph Stalin ordered that four double-headed eagles (a Tsarist emblem) be removed from the towers of the Moscow Kremlin and replaced with giant stars.

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