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Winston-Salem in the Jazz Age

This years On the Same Page community read features Dashiell Hammet’s The Maltese Falcon. Since it is set in the 1920s, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at what was happening in Winston-Salem during that period.

So we made a video that begins with the boys coming home from WW I to a booming economy that soon made Winston-Salem the state’s most populous city. Building exploded, outward and upward, and the party was on.

Ironically, as the boom continued, the dynamic leaders who had made the boom possible were dying off one by one. And then came Black Monday and the party ended.

It is all right here: Winston-Salem in the Jazz Age

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