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Can You Guess the Year? 9-28-09

Dorothy Miller
Lochbuie, Colo.
Dorothy MillerThe Civilian Conservation Corps was established to relieve unemployment.

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Many things happened this long ago year. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge began in San Francisco Bay.

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany by President of Germany Paul von Hindenburg.

“The Lone Ranger” debuted on American radio.

The New York City-based Postal Telegraph Company introduced the first singing telegram.

In Miami, Fla., Giuseppe Zangara attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead fatally wounded Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak.

The magazine Newsweek was published for the first time.

The Blaine Act ended Prohibition in the United States.

Germany’s parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, was set on fire.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial was dedicated.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a “bank holiday”, closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.

The U.S. Congress began its first 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation.

An earthquake in Long Beach, California killed 117 people.

The Reichstag in Germany passed the Enabling Act, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.

Jews called for a boycott of German goods.

The Civilian Conservation Corps was established to relieve unemployment. It was created to keep idle youngsters from hopping on freight trains, living off soup kitchens and sleeping in hobo “jungles.” Recruits were 17 to 28 years old. Some had never seen mountains. Each worker received a monthly wage of $30.00, part of which was sent to the families.

Three major government agencies were instrumental in the C.C.C. The Labor Department recruited the workers, the Army set up the camps, and the Forest and Park Service planned and supervised the projects to be worked on.

C.C.C. road gangs paved the final stretches of Route 66. It was later called the Mother Road because of the movie “Grapes of Wrath.”

Projects worked on by the C.C.C. included planting trees, building roads and trails, preventing and checking of forest fires, creating lakes, reservoirs and fish ponds, cabins built and historical battle grounds restored. Other practical lessons were learned by the youth – learning to do a full day’s work, carrying out orders, taking pride in the results and acquiring skills. Community and state parks were improved. Mass recreation was helped because of ski runs, jumps, parks,

and recreational areas the C.C.C. worked on.

Movies this year were “Little Women,” starring Katharine Hepburn “Hallelujah, I’m a Bum,” starring Al Jolson, “I’m No Angel,” starring Mae West and Cary Grant. West also wrote the story and screenplay.

Popular music was, “Annie Doesn’t Live Here Any More,” “Are You Makin’ Any Money?” and “Easter Parade” by Irving Berlin

The recently elected Nazis organized a one day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a national emergency and made it illegal for U.S. citizens to own gold.

The Gestapo was established in Germany. The Nazis staged massive public book burnings.

The Century of Progress World’s Fair opened in Chicago.

Walt Disney’s classic Silly Symphony cartoon “The Three Little Pigs” was first released.

The first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey.

In Kansas City, Mo., Pretty Boy Floyd killed four unarmed FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash in a failed attempt to free him.

Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.

The chocolate chip cookie was invented by Ruth Wakefield.

Perry Como began singing with the Freddie Carlone orchestra.

Can you guess this year?

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Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo., 80632.

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The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1908. Congratulations to Robert Anderson of Bottineau, N.D., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of

next month.

Many things happened this long ago year. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge began in San Francisco Bay.

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany by President of Germany Paul von Hindenburg.

“The Lone Ranger” debuted on American radio.

The New York City-based Postal Telegraph Company introduced the first singing telegram.

In Miami, Fla., Giuseppe Zangara attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead fatally wounded Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak.

The magazine Newsweek was published for the first time.

The Blaine Act ended Prohibition in the United States.

Germany’s parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, was set on fire.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial was dedicated.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a “bank holiday”, closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.

The U.S. Congress began its first 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation.

An earthquake in Long Beach, California killed 117 people.

The Reichstag in Germany passed the Enabling Act, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.

Jews called for a boycott of German goods.

The Civilian Conservation Corps was established to relieve unemployment. It was created to keep idle youngsters from hopping on freight trains, living off soup kitchens and sleeping in hobo “jungles.” Recruits were 17 to 28 years old. Some had never seen mountains. Each worker received a monthly wage of $30.00, part of which was sent to the families.

Three major government agencies were instrumental in the C.C.C. The Labor Department recruited the workers, the Army set up the camps, and the Forest and Park Service planned and supervised the projects to be worked on.

C.C.C. road gangs paved the final stretches of Route 66. It was later called the Mother Road because of the movie “Grapes of Wrath.”

Projects worked on by the C.C.C. included planting trees, building roads and trails, preventing and checking of forest fires, creating lakes, reservoirs and fish ponds, cabins built and historical battle grounds restored. Other practical lessons were learned by the youth – learning to do a full day’s work, carrying out orders, taking pride in the results and acquiring skills. Community and state parks were improved. Mass recreation was helped because of ski runs, jumps, parks,

and recreational areas the C.C.C. worked on.

Movies this year were “Little Women,” starring Katharine Hepburn “Hallelujah, I’m a Bum,” starring Al Jolson, “I’m No Angel,” starring Mae West and Cary Grant. West also wrote the story and screenplay.

Popular music was, “Annie Doesn’t Live Here Any More,” “Are You Makin’ Any Money?” and “Easter Parade” by Irving Berlin

The recently elected Nazis organized a one day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a national emergency and made it illegal for U.S. citizens to own gold.

The Gestapo was established in Germany. The Nazis staged massive public book burnings.

The Century of Progress World’s Fair opened in Chicago.

Walt Disney’s classic Silly Symphony cartoon “The Three Little Pigs” was first released.

The first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey.

In Kansas City, Mo., Pretty Boy Floyd killed four unarmed FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash in a failed attempt to free him.

Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.

The chocolate chip cookie was invented by Ruth Wakefield.

Perry Como began singing with the Freddie Carlone orchestra.

Can you guess this year?

***

Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo., 80632.

***

The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1908. Congratulations to Robert Anderson of Bottineau, N.D., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of

next month.


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