1929: William Faulkner’s Sound and the Fury published

June 1, 1929: Mississippi’s earliest commercial airfield, Hawkins Field, opens for passenger air service in Jackson

Jackson Airport (MDAH Collection)
Jackson Airport

June 17, 1929: State’s first commercial airline service established

Commercial airliner (MDAH Collection)
Commercial airliner

Delta Air Service, now Delta Air Lines, operated the first passenger flights from Dallas, Texas, to Jackson.

Link to the catalog

October 29, 1929: Stock market crashes

“Black Tuesday” marked the beginning of the Great Depression, when millions of people across the country lost their jobs and savings.

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