The first government “greener pastures” migration started from northeastern Colorado irrigated lands. More than 100 families were to be moved from “Dust Bowl” lands to the federal project in an effort to provide relief from the Great Depression.
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
Ethelyn Danis and Jean Stevenson came up to visit awhile and invited me and Dit to a luncheon tomorrow at the Grill Room of the Hilton at 12:30. Ethelyn arrived from Dallas Sunday or Monday. She is just the same as ever-even with an M.A. She and Jean both walked with Dit tonight for the first time in a long time. Very confusing letter from Ty-Ty n Mary Jo, Seems I did wrong to buy the blue wool!
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:
The Anglo-Egyptian treaty was signed. Britain recognized Egyptian independence and agreed to withdraw all troops from Egypt except those required to defend the Suez Canal.
The BBC broadcast its first television programme, a variety show called Here’s Looking at You.
Conscription(a draft) was introduced in Nationalist-held parts of Spain.
Shells from a Nationalist attack on Irun fell on the French side of the border. French authorities advised peasants to evacuate the area