May 1, 1927 – 91 Given up for Lost in Mine Blast

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91 men risked limb and life travelling into the depths of the earth to provide food for their family and fuel for the country. Known dead Eleven, Eighty Trapped in Mine. New York Times: May 1, 1927   Share

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April 24, 1927 – Corrupt Sheriff, Flyboys Save Flood Victims, & Daylight Savings

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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...

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April 23, 1927 – Medicinal Bourbon for Government?

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A Quasi-Government Corporation to control Bourbon industry has no opposition in 1927. Can you think of a less current news story? The bourbon industry wants the government to regulate and control the distribution of bourbon, which is considered a medicinal product… The proposal would put control of all medicinal bourbon under one corporation, prices and quotas would be decided by the government. Even in 1927, the bourbon whiskey industry represented at least $60,000,000 that would be regulated and controlled by one entity. The dramatic reorganization of a market would not be met with as...

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Top Billboard song of 4-20-1927

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85 years ago today, love rocked the airwaves… Long before April 20th derived its meaning from an illicit substance, music was still important part of the American landscape. Billboard, notes that 85 years ago today, Gene Austin’s – “Tonight You Belong to Me” was on top of the charts. Gene Austin was a popular screen, radio & recording artist during the mid 1920’s into the 1930’s. He was known as “the voice of the south land” and a pioneer in the “crooning” style of singing. A jazz artist at heart, he was equally at home...

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Great Mississippi Flood of 1927

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Great Mississippi Flood of 1927

85 Years Ago Today…   In the winter of 1926-27 the rains were so heavy that on the tributaries of the Mississippi the water had overflowed the banks, causing floods to the west in Oklahoma and Kansas, to the east in Illinois and Kentucky. On Good Friday, April 15, 1927, the Memphis Commercial Appeal warned: “The roaring Mississippi River, bank and levee full from St. Louis to New Orleans, is believed to be on its mightiest rampage…All along the Mississippi considerable fear is felt over the prospects for the greatest flood in history.” That Good Friday morning,...

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