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  • Description: Depression
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    • Fort Whiting

    • c. 1940
    • The exterior of Fort Whiting Armory, located at Brookley Field in Mobile, Alabama. Construction of the armory was paid for by the federal government during the Great Depression. Completed in 1938, the armory is named for Julian Wythe Whiting, a...
    • Bankhead Tunnel

    • 1940
    • A cave-in during construction of the Bankhead Tunnel in Mobile, Alabama. The tunnel was named for John Hollis Bankhead, a U.S. Senator and grandfather of the actress Tallulah Bankhead. The tunnel was a New Deal project that poured vital monies into...
    • Win a Pony,

    • 1932
    • In order to give children something to do over the summer holidays during the Great Depression, the local paper used to stage a contest that ran from June to September. The paper would print coupons, which children had to collect. The child who...

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