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"When the stock market went down to nothing there was people jumping out of two-story, three-story buildings in New York. That's what we heard anyway. Just jumping out! That was probably quite a bit of a shock. I was quite young at that time, but I still remember the Crash. I think probably word of mouth as much as reading it. Everything went to pieces, just right now! That's the way I remember it anyway. We just didn't have no money. It was, we were just living off of the chickens and cows was what we was doing."

LeRoy Hankel on the Stock Market Crash

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