Stock market crash of 1929 made little news in Lodi
This 1930s photograph shows Wilson H. Thompson, right, overseeing the loading of Pacific Fruit Express wood lug boxes filled with fruit, at the Lodi freight depot. Rail shipments to the East Coast market made front-page news every grape season. (Photograph courtesy of Ralph Lea)
Posted: Friday, October 3, 2008 10:00 pm
Today, headlines about the stock market's record plunge and
bailout measures to ward off a national financial crisis dominate
News-Sentinel's front page.
But what were Lodians reading about when they unfolded their
newspaper during that fateful October in 1929 when the stock market
crash sent the nation into the Great Depression?
Friday, October 3, 2008 10:00 pm.