While most average Americans saw their incomes plummet in the depths of the Great Depression, the residents of Quincy, Florida, had different fortunes. In fact, thanks to some savvy business acumen, many of them became millionaires. And some of their families even remain wealthy to this day.
The 1920s were something of a boom time for the United States’ economy. In fact, the country’s prosperity grew roughly twice as large throughout the decade. This era became broadly known as “the Roaring Twenties,” as many people prospered during it like never before.
As the ‘20s progressed, many people used their excess money to play the stock market. Folks from all walks of life gambled carelessly with their assets, buying up shares while the going was good. But unfortunately, the boom couldn’t last forever and soon the good times came to a shattering halt.