Tom “Pinkie” Roden established Pinkie’s back in 1934, less than one year after the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was ratified (by an extraordinary 73%), ending 14 years of prohibition.
Carrying on the work that Pinkie started back in 1934, we have grown into a chain of seventeen wine and spirits retail stores with locations throughout West Texas. Employing more than 145 people in our stores in Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, and Odessa, our goal is to offer our customers quality name brands, reasonable prices and unparalleled customer service.
Storms Rage in “The Dust Bowl”
In May a three-day dust storm blows an estimated 350 million tons of soil off of the terrain of the West and Southwest and deposits it as far east as New York and Boston. Some East Coast cities were forced to ignite street lamps during the day to see through the blowing dust.
After a string of robberies in which they murdered more than half a dozen lawmen, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot and killed by Texas Rangers.
Bad year for outlaws:
Notorious outlaws John Dillinger, “Pretty Boy” Floyd, and Lester J. Gillis (AKA “Baby Face Nelson”) are all gunned down…
Laurel & Hardy’s “Babes In Toyland”
The classic Laurel & Hardy film was released on November 30th. It has since been re-named at least five times, with other titles such as Laurel & Hardy in Toyland, Toyland, March of the Toys and Revenge is Sweet. Today, it is most commonly known as March of the Wooden Soldiers.