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Thursday October 24 1929 is a Day that was later known as Black Thursday Black Thursday was the day a small crash occurred at the New York stock exchange However Black Thursday Would turn out to be nothing compared to what awaited America and its economy on the following Tuesday America was about to enter her darkest days the Great Depression Sena Peterson my great grandmother was just an eighteen-year-old young lady living on her fathers corn farm in Iowa Far away from New York and the economic problems on Wall Street Nevertheless the depression and the falling prices of her farms product would soon affect her in drastic ways the depression would be a hard time for Americans Monday October 28 1929 Was a very dark and gloomy day Thousands of Black Birds landed on Wall Street The thousand plus birds began to devour any thing they could find to eat Nearly half of the birds never took flight again Many of the birds died of exhaustion This was an ominous sign of the dark and desperate times ahead America was about to enter its lowest and darkest point in its short history My great grandma lived on her farm in Iowa oblivious to the fact that her life would soon be changing in drastic ways She had know idea of what was going on at Wall Street She had no idea that she was going to have to move Her family would soon have to start all over in a new place Tuesday October 29 1929 This dark day would soon be remembered as Black Tuesday The day Americas economy would crumble The day some investors lost everything even there will to live and jumped out the windows of high rise buildings Many people believe that the stock market crash was the cause of the depression but that is not entirely true Although the two events where closely
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