Dust bowl

Farming Family from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, so much personality and grit on each face, tough life.

Farming Family from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, so much personality and grit on each face, tough life.

Dust Bowl

Dust Bowl

Dust Bowl - Kansas 1934

Dust Bowl - Kansas 1934

The picture above was taken in 1935 and shows a destitute family at a relocation camp in California during the American Dust Bowl of the Great Depression.

The picture above was taken in 1935 and shows a destitute family at a relocation camp in California during the American Dust Bowl of the Great Depression.

LIFE Dust Bowl

LIFE: Dust Bowl survivors

LIFE Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl - Black Sunday April 14, 1935 was the end of rain and the rains didn't return until 4 years later. When the dust settled in April 1935, scenes like this were repeated throughout the high plains region. Crops were ruined. Farms produced nothing. Livestock died en masse. People abandoned their homes in droves, with little more than the clothes on their back to show for many years of hard work building their homesteads. There was nothing of value to sell, no one to sell to.

The Dust Bowl - Black Sunday April 14, 1935 was the end of rain and the rains didn't return until 4 years later. When the dust settled in April 1935, scenes like this were repeated throughout the high plains region. Crops were ruined. Farms produced nothing. Livestock died en masse. People abandoned their homes in droves, with little more than the clothes on their back to show for many years of hard work building their homesteads. There was nothing of value to sell, no one to sell to.

Going to school during the Dust Bowl. 1930s

Going to school during the Dust Bowl. 1930s

dustbowl town | The Great Depression was cutting deeply into livelihoods and lives ...

dustbowl town | The Great Depression was cutting deeply into livelihoods and lives ...

dorothea lange photographs | The first image is of Dorothea Lange herself. I love this picture ...

dorothea lange photographs | The first image is of Dorothea Lange herself. I love this picture ...

There were three major dust storms during the Dust Bowl: November 11th, 1933, in South Dakota; May 9th, 1934, along the Great Plains; and the "Black Blizzard" of April 14th, 1935. In the winter of 1935-36, red snow fell on New England.

There were three major dust storms during the Dust Bowl: November 11th, 1933, in South Dakota; May 9th, 1934, along the Great Plains; and the "Black Blizzard" of April 14th, 1935. In the winter of 1935-36, red snow fell on New England.

The Dust Bowl:  By 1932, 14 dust storms, known as black blizzards were reported, and in just one year, the number increased to nearly 40.  The Dust Bowl brought ecological, economical and human misery to America during a time when it was already suffering under the Great Depression.

What caused the Dust Bowl?

The Dust Bowl: By 1932, 14 dust storms, known as black blizzards were reported, and in just one year, the number increased to nearly 40. The Dust Bowl brought ecological, economical and human misery to America during a time when it was already suffering under the Great Depression.

Great Depression Dust Bowl 1930 | Vintage Vivant » Archive » Lillian Gish, Dust-Bowl Doll

Great Depression Dust Bowl 1930 | Vintage Vivant » Archive » Lillian Gish, Dust-Bowl Doll

Dust storm during the Dust Bowl of 1930s. THIS is the moment I will say, "no, you Don't have to clean your room today."

Dust storm during the Dust Bowl of 1930s. THIS is the moment I will say, "no, you Don't have to clean your room today."

dust bowl days. The day my dad turned 21 was the day the black cloud of the dust bowl hit the area of Texas he lived in. I can't imagine how this affected him and his family.

dust bowl days. The day my dad turned 21 was the day the black cloud of the dust bowl hit the area of Texas he lived in. I can't imagine how this affected him and his family.

Two Colorado girls still able to draw water from a well amidst the storms raging through the Dust Bowl, 1935.

Two Colorado girls still able to draw water from a well amidst the storms raging through the Dust Bowl, 1935.

This map shows the extent of the Dust Bowl over six states, and how severely they were affected by it.

This map shows the extent of the Dust Bowl over six states, and how severely they were affected by it.

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