Between The Wars
By Trevor Goshert
The flood of 1927
The flood of 1927 was the most destructive flood in AR history. The water from the flood would end up going 50 miles inland. Around 250 people died in the flood and thousands of others displaced. The flood covered many states including Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, and Indiana.
The Great Depression
On October 29th 1929 the stock market crashed and America went into the great depression. Most people tried to withdraw their life savings from the banks but they weren't fast enough the banks have closed. This event would make even simple needs hard to accomplish. They couldn't afford food or to pay rent. Then things got worse. A drought hit AR leaving people dehydrated and hot. Most farmers would leave there farms because all of their crops are destroyed.