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This is a photograph of people walking along Market Street in San Francisco, California the week after “Bloody Thursday.” Bloody Thursday was the climax of the 1934 West Coast Longshoremen’s Strike. The strike last 83 days, with two strikers killed by bullets, another by injuries, 31 others were shot and an untold number, including police, were clubbed, gassed and beaten.

This is a photograph of people walking along Market Street in San Francisco, California the week after “Bloody Thursday.” Bloody Thursday was the climax of the 1934 West Coast Longshoremen’s Strike. The strike last 83 days, with two strikers killed by bullets, another by injuries, 31 others were shot and an untold number, including police, were clubbed, gassed and beaten.

Storm, Oregon Coast | A1 Pictures

Storm, Oregon Coast by DocNougat (Some people get ocean view rooms just for the storm watching.

The capital of Western Australia, Perth has a population of just under two million people and is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in Australia... Easy to see why! #Australia

The capital of Western Australia, Perth has a population of just under two million people and is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in Australia.

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dust bowl refugees, oklahoma, west coast, okies, the dust bowl, the great depression

The Dust Bowl  Most of the devastation wrought by the Great Depression doesn't lend itself easily to maps, but the Dust Bowl does. This map shows changes in population by county from 1930 to 1940. You'll notice two clear trends: the Plains states shrank dramatically, while the West Coast grew. The combination of wind erosion and drought made it nearly impossible for thousands of families to make a living farming, prompting a mass migration to California .

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Use this map to show how the Great Depression greatly impacted migration from one area to a new area. It shows how people left the area that was in the Dust Bowl for a new life elsewhere.

You already know the crew team wins gold in the 1936 Olympics and it doesn’t matter. As you read, you’re afraid they won’t pull it off; you’re afraid Joe Rantz won’t make the team or have enough money for school. You also learn about the Great Depression in the northwest, how crew boats are made, and the bitter rivalry between the Ivy League and west coast schools.  –Jess

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics: Daniel James Brown - June Book Club

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