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Friday August 27, 1937

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.

diary 2

Letter from Arnold telling me of chance to live in Goldsmith’sPool Camp in Ector County. I wish that someone would tell us definitely what we are going to do!  Told Ms. Frank Williams about Arnold and Me!  Then Mrs. Swarty and Mrs McWhorter.


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

The Kwantung Army occupied Zhangjiakou.

Image result for august 27, 1937Captain George E. T. Eyston breaks his own automobile land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah

British battleship H.M.S. Warspite, which is to be flagship of the Mediterranean fleet, leaving the floating dock at Portsmouth





Chicago Daily Tribune August 27, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune August 27, 1937