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The Depression News

Michigan Historical Museum

Labor unions rise!
Milestone!

Flint sit-down strike opens labor-management conflict
Broken Windows at Auto Plant

Relief in sight!

  • Roosevelt creates new programs

  • CCC gives work to youth

  • Monastery opens soup kitchen

Soup kettle in Great Depression Gallery

What's hot today? Bungalows
Affordable and Popular!

Lving room in bungalow
What's on the radio in the bungalow?

  • The Lone Ranger

  • Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling

  • An F.D.R. Fireside Chat

  • Father Charles Coughlin

  • Louis Armstrong's W.P.A.

  • Ruth Etting sings A Cottage for Sale

  • Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy

Lighthouses automated
By 1925, electricity—furnished by portable generators—provided light for about one-quarter of all Great Lakes lighthouses. By 1940 nearly all had electricity.


What's new in the arts? Michigan's Natural Resources Mural
"Michigan's Natural Resources"
Mural
by Paul Honoré
at the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair

Go to Teachers' Stuff and Kids' Stuff for the Great Depression Gallery.


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