The 1930s was a hard time for American agriculture; it was the time known as the Dust Bowl. Areas like the southeastern Great Plains and parts of the Mississippi Valley. In 1862 The Homestead Act was passed and it allowed thousands of settlers to move out into the Great Plains and create homes for themselves….
The early 1900’s were a time of great turmoil for farmers in the United States, especially those in the Great Plains region. During the 1930’s, the Great Plains were plagued by a period of drought called “The Dust Bowl”. In this time, the dirt dried up and became a loose dust, which got caught in…
Traveling through the United States, Dorothea Lange took eminent photos of migrant families suffering in the Dust Bowl. She was one of the most influential photographers of her time. Lange gave the Dust Bowl a new outlook to American citizens and generations to come. The reasons for this new outlook were she felt a connection…
Those who witnessed the great American dust storms of the 1930s never forgot the sight. Across the Southern Plains region, wave after wave of suffocating blackness shut out the sun and the stars, choked out crops and vegetation, and left behind barren vistas. The destruction was so sudden and complete that many people assumed that…
The untold stories of the Great American Dust Bowl were uncovered in “The Worst Hard Time” written by Timothy Egan. This book follows those who had to make tough decisions during such a hard time in American history. It shows the tragedies and hardships they faced. While also showing some light on the rare positive…
The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930s; severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent the aeolian processes caused the phenomenon.
Start date: 1930
In what came to be known as “Black Sunday,” one of the most devastating storms of the 1930s Dust Bowl era sweeps across the region on April 14, 1935. High winds kicked up clouds of millions of tons of dirt and dust so dense and dark that some eyewitnesses believed the world was coming to an end.
The Dust Bowl area lies principally west of the 100th meridian on the High Plains, characterized by plains which vary from rolling in the north to flat in the Llano Estacado. Elevation ranges from 2,500 ft (760 m) in the east to 6,000 ft (1,800 m) at the base of the Rocky Mountains.
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