Today in History
March 06, 1933
Banking panics in the early 1930s spur weary depositers to demand their full accounts in cash. In response, President Franklin Roosevelt closes all banks on March 6, 1933, only permitting them to reopen after government inspection. Four-fifths of the banks open in early 1930 survive.
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Sixty-five years after Russell Lee photographed New Mexico homesteaders coping with the Depression, a Lee admirer visits the town for a fresh slice of life
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