Monday, October 26, 2015

1876. Dark days, those...

The centennial of US birth
Didn't bring on a whole lot of mirth
With finances in panic

'Twas not 'til Titanic
That something came worse on this earth.

The Panic of 1873 lasted at least six more years.  This was known as "The Great Depression" until Oct. 29, 1929 began the ten-year-long crisis which usurped the label.

1 comment:

  1. A depression way back in that time?
    What made people lose every dime?
    I'll have to check which--
    Just an unforeseen glitch?
    Or the sordid result of a crime?

    I come out here mostly to play
    But I learn something new every day
    You're not only fun
    But you teach everyone
    So keep sending more tidbits my way!