between and the weather was the only hazard.
The short crops were:
1873, too wet
The failure of 1935 hurt worse than the others for then there was an immediate recovery. The land was fresh prior to 1900 and insects and Johnson grass and land loan companies had not taken hold.
Prior to 1900 wages were low and while necessities were almost as high as now, there were few luxuries to buy, so all the money went for necessities and everyone had what he felt he should have and was satisfied.
The only way to come out of the depression is through co-operation and
leadership by such bodies as The Clarksville Chamber of Commerce, which
is doing patriotic service, and I think that patriotism should begin at
home and most of it be kept there.