Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in Today in 1927 | 0 comments

85 years ago, Bluff Dwellers Cavern opened its massive steal door for the first tours.

Celebrating our anniversary, we take a look back to the country and times that fostered our founding. 


Federal Agents Arrest Missouri Sheriff for Having Still

Yes, its still prohibition and entrepreneurial officials took advantage of that captive market abusing their power to get around the law. Sheriff Louis Donze of Ste. Genevieve County, MO was charged in a Federal Warrant for operating a large whiskey still on a farm owned by his father. Special agent Hillon learned the sheriff had been making frequent trips to the farm since it began operation though the Sheriff denies any knowledge of wrongdoing…

Fliers Risk Lives in Flood Rescues

Remember the Great Flood of 1927? Well the story continues to develop as a squadron of Ace flyers has been deployed as part of a search and rescue mission. These boys had flown in France in “The Great War” and were now risking their lives again for their fellow countrymen. Pilots have been dropping emergency supplies and spotting stranded families for boats to rescue them. One of the biggest challenges is lack of any landing space or bases that aren’t submerged. Between Little Rock and Memphis, the fliers have only two landing spaces that are usable.

One flier had been dropping supplies into a six foot hole to keep a family alive. Bad storms and winds forced him to get within 10 feet of the hole to make his target in some runs. Officials estimate that the fliers have saved hundreds or thousands of lives throughout this ordeal. Working endless hours in dangerous conditions with rapidly degrading equipment. The missions are so dangerous that they don’t even bother wearing parachutes.

Daylight Savings Now in Effect

Clocks in New York and 30 other cities in the state became the first to adapt Daylight Savings time by setting their clocks ahead one hour. Local communications and train schedules immediately adapted the new time, but posted guides for confused travelers.

~From the New York Times 1927