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Did You Know? The Depression Years


By Audrey Schiesser | Local Happenings

Stories Inspired From "The Story of Portsmouth" by Elmer Sword

In our seventh edition of “Did You Know?” with local tales from our county’s history, we are headed to the Depression Years.

The year 1929 ran headlines in Portsmouth City that read “STOCKS CRASH; ONE OF THE WORST IN HISTORY”. That day, more than three billion dollars of paper profits were wiped out.