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The 1920’s was a very happy decade of entertainment and radio quickly became a popular entertainment. People "tuned" in every day to listen to music, as jazz, sports and live events. The movie industry had a massive audience of loyal viewers and art was to be enjoyed with the beginning of the Art Deco movement.
Stagecoach headed for Kingman, Arizona - Kingman Historic District

It seemed like youth ruled everything. In music, the three sounds were jazz, jazz, and jazz. People loved to dance, especially the Charleston, Fox-trot, and the shimmy as flappers showed their talents. It was the "Roaring Twenties" and a time of celebration with many fads.

The automobile was becoming more common and in 1924, the Federal Road Act offered federal money to state legislatures, which would organize highway departments and match federal funds. Spurred on by this federal money, every section of the country launched

The increased use of automobiles touched every corner of the American economy. It stimulated the oil industry, it boosted road construction, extended the 1920s housing boom to suburbs, and even developed new businesses.

The average American had a lot to look forward to in the 1920's, that’s for sure. And a lot did happen.


The peanut butter and jelly sandwich became famous in 1922.
Warner Brothers produces the first movie with a soundtrack in the 1920s.
John Logie Baird invents the first working television in 1925.
The #1 book on the bestseller list was a Manners book by Emily Post.
Charles Lindbergh flys solo non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean 1927
Robert Goddard makes the first flight of a liquid-fueled rocket in 1926.
George Gershwin writes Rhapsody in Blue
Prohibition began as a legal attempt to end consumption of alcohol.
Speakeasies replace saloons as the center of social activity.
Rin-Tin-Tin, the movie dog became a big star.
Mickey Mouse became everyone's favorite cartoon character in Steamboat Willie.
F. Scott Fitzgerald published This Side of Paradise and The Great Gatsby
The Jazz Age came about with artist like Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington
The first Miss America pageant was held in Atlantic City
Pittsburgh had the first commercial radio station in the U.S. in 1920, KDKA.
Charlie Chaplin was a big star on filme and stage.
Rudolph Valentino excited the women.
The start of 3-D movies was in the 1920's.
Albert Einstein was Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921.
Penicillin was discovered in 1928.
Kodak introduced 16mm color film in 1929.
Harry Houdini died in 1926.
Queen Elizabeth II was born in 1926.
Winnie the Pooh was published by A. A. Milne in 1926.
Waterskiing was invented by Ralph Samuelson of Minnesota in 1922.
The tomb of Tutankhamun is discovered intact by Howard Carter (1922).
Red Grange was a great American football player.
Bobby Jones was a great American golfer.
Babe Ruth was a great American baseball player.
Bill Tilden was a great American tennis player.
Lou Gehrig was a greatAmerican baseball player.
Jack Dempsey was a great American boxer.
Louie Armstrong was "the king of jazz"
The Model A" and Ford roared on to the scene in 1926. AHOOGA!
It took 13 days to reach California from New York by car.
What was later to become Route 66 was a busy road from Chicago headed west.
After so much fun and progress, The Stock Market collapsed during October of 1929. It was a sad ending to this glorious decade and lead to the Great Depression. America had celebrated for nine years, now many of the people were homeless and broke.

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