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Crash of 1929

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Definition best known sudden drop of the U.S. stock market generally thought of as the start of the Great Depression (1929)
  • Dale Lasater's father, Tom, dropped out of Princeton after the Wall Street crash of 1929 to become a full-time rancher.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • But the 1929 stock market crash, followed by the Great Depression and the Second World War, caused a decline in the parks.
    Annenberg Learner (Foundation)  --  Amusement Park Physics - Rollercoaster Pages
  • Three years later the rabbi married once again, and in 1929, two days before the stock market crash, Danny was born in the Brooklyn Memorial Hospital.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • But the 1929 stock market crash, followed by the Great Depression and the Second World War, caused a decline in the parks.
    Annenberg Learner  --  Amusement Park Physics
  • Delivery trucks used to service the neighborhood, but since the 1929 stock market crash, they only ventured into the most affluent parts of town.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • They made the trip in style (one train and two buses), for Pilate had a lot of money; the crash of 1929 had produced so many buyers of cheap home brew she didn't even need the collection the Salvation Army took up for her.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • The ring and the pin were the only pieces of good jewelry Irene had left from before 1929, before the stock market crash, a different kind of crash from the one in the Elizabeth River two weeks ago—back when Irene and Max Ammerman still had money, before Max lost his fancy food emporium, before Irene sold the rest of her jewelry to pay the bills, before Max had the first stroke, and then the second, the stroke that killed him on New Year's Eve, 1937, just weeks before Miri was born.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Since the stock market crash on Wall Street two weeks ago, the economy had been on its knees.
    Mina Baites  --  The Silver Music Box

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