Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Did you know.....?

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....that Rockefeller Center was built during the Great Depression?

The stock market crash that plummeted this country into what is known as The Great Depression happened on Tuesday, October 29, 1929.  Construction of Rockefeller Center, a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres....began on May 17, 1930."  The project was completed when John D. Rockefeller Jr. drove the last rivet during a ceremony in 1939.

First Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center 
Photo courtesy of Tishman Speyer

PBS recently aired a documentary on John D. Rockefeller.  According to the documentary, Rockefeller became one of the largest employers in New York City during the time of Rockefeller Center's construction.  If you are interested in watching it, click here.  I highly recommend watching it.

If Rockefeller Center can be built during The Great Depression, what can we accomplish?  We're not RockefellersBUT the purchase of $64 worth of American-made products can create up to 200,000 jobs.

Karina
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4 comments:

  1. Now those are some interesting, timeless pictures. Look how "small" the Christmas tree is compared to the size they use now! I also enjoy these documentaries that PBS shows. Too bad I haven't watched anything but kids shows for the last 3 years. ;)

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  2. This is a good post to share and a healthy reminder that there can be prosperity, even when there's a Depression.

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  3. Hi Meredith,
    I thought the same thing about the Christmas tree and how little "background" there was.
    I don't watch a lot of television either. It took me several stops and starts to get through this two-hour documentary, but I made it and it was worth it. Thanks for stopping by.

    Sincerely,
    Karina

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  4. Hi Rosey,
    Thank you for the compliment. I try to show that there is hope even though things may not seem good.

    Sincerely,
    Karina

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