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1. What type of crime was on the upswing in 1934?

2. Who were two infamous early-day armed robbers in the West?

3. What two locally grown products was the state Office of Commerce trying to market to Central and South America in 1934?

4. What was the biggest-producing mine of any county in California?

5. What county in California was said to have seen “no Depression” during the late 1920s and ’30s?


1. Gold robberies were becoming epidemic according to an editorial in The Union on Nov. 27, 1934.

2. Black Bart and Joaquin Murietta.

3. Peaches and pears, but instead these countries were trying to sell bananas and other tropical fruit to California.

4. The Empire.

5. Nevada County. The mines were prosperous during that time, and the money trickled down into the local economy.

By Maria Brower

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