WHAT'S INSIDE: 1920S-1930S

The 1920s and 30s saw the rise of gangsters and the collapse of the economy, which brought the Great Depression. Here you can learn about some of the important figures and major events that happened during this time in American history.
  • Important Figures
  • Scandals & Trials
  • New Deal
FEATURED: 1920S-1930S

The City of San Francisco wreck occurred when someone deliberately derailed a train in 1939. A number of suspects were rounded up, but nobody was ever charged with the crime. Learn about the City of San Francisco wreck.

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Railroads of the 1920s

Railroads of the 1920s reflected a time of uncertainty in the industry at the time. Technology greatly improved train transportation, but the Great Depression brought about a bust in the industry. Learn more about the railroads of the 1920s.

The Chicago Railroad Fair

The Chicago railroad fair celebrated the centennial of railroading's arrival in Chicago. The fair was a testimony to the place railroads held in the American lifestyle. Learn more about the Chicago railroad fair of 1934.

AMERICAN HISTORY: 1920S-1930S
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