4 results for tag: Great Depression


80th Birthday – 1935 News – Transient Found Dead

On the front page of the Cheney Free Press in 1935, a story of the lingering impact of the Great Depression. Old Frederick Jaeger, 70, and a transient, had spent several seasons around Cheney, living as transients do. This year he had spent the winter in an old horse stall at the Pomeroy race track which he had fixed up good enough for a poor man. Another transient, living indefinitely nearby, had become friendly with the old man who often passed a remark that he once had money. Saturday the transient friend could get no answer from old Frederick's hovel, found the door barred. He notified Officer Ashworth who with Darrel Jerue went over and ...

Burnt Sugar Cake; 1935 My Favorite Recipe

Burnt Sugar Cake Submitted by Mrs. Alex Guertin Cake1/2 cup butter1 1/2 cups granulated sugar2 eggs2 1/2 cups flour3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 cup milk2 tablespoon caramel syrup1 teaspoon vanilla Cream butter and sugar, add egg yolks, beat well. Sift flour and baking powder, add alternately with milk. Add caramel syrup and vanilla. Fold in siftly beaten egg whites and bake in layers in a moderate oven for 20 minutes. Frosting1 1/3 cups sugar1 egg1 TBL butter1 TBL caramel syrup2 TBL creamCombine and let come to a boil. Remove from heat and beat to right consistency. From the column "My Favorite Recipe." Cheney Free Press January 1935. Like ...

News from 1935: All-School Operetta

This advertisement was on the front page of the Cheney Free Press for several weeks in January 1935, inviting residents to attend the all-school presentation of the operetta, Chonita in the Cheney High School auditorium (known known as the Fisher Building.) As we celebrate the museum's 80th birthday, we are looking back to see what was going on in depression era Cheney in the year the museum collection was started. Join our celebration by making a donation to support our all-volunteer museum. Donate Now

Looking Back – October 1933

The per bushel wheat prices posted for mid-October 1933:  hard white Bluestem and Baart 56.5¢; hard white Federation 51.5¢; hard winter Ridit and Turkey 48.5¢; soft white 40-Fold and Federation 48.5¢; western white Hybrid or Albit 48.5¢; western red Jones Fife and Triplit 48.5¢; Northern Spring and Marquis 48.5¢.