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“…people believed that everything was going to be great always, always. There was a feeling of optimism in the air that you cannot even describe today.”

There was great hope. America came out of World War I with the economy intact. We were the only strong country in the world. The dollar was king. We had a very popular president in the middle of the decade, Calvin Coolidge, and an even more popular one elected in 1928, Herbert Hoover. So things looked pretty good.”