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1935 - Dust Storm in Rolla, Kansas; Roosevelt, Darkness came when it hit us. Picture taken from water tower one hundred feet high. Yours Truly, Chas." Photo: Massive Dark cloud approaching village in forefront.

“Dust Over Texas.” Huge boiling masses of dust that blocked out the sun were common sights in Texas during the Dust Bowl years. In: “To Hold This Soil”, Russell Lord, 1938. Miscellaneous Publication No. 321, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Circa 1935

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'Dust Over Texas' circa 1935 - "Huge boiling masses of dust that blocked out the sun were common sights in Texas during the Dust Bowl years. In: “To Hold This Soil”, Russell Lord, Miscellaneous Publication No. Department of Agriculture (Dust Bowl)

This man exemplifies life in 1942 Oklahoma. While the rest of America was gearing up for WWII and the Depression was winding down, this woman and many other people in the west were still trying to recover from the devastation caused by the dust and drought. -MD

This man exemplifies life in 1942 Oklahoma. While the rest of America was gearing up for WWII and the Depression was winding down, this man and many other people in the west were still trying to recover from the devastation caused by the dust and drought.

Oklahoma panhandle was in the heart of the Dust Bowl.

The Dust Bowl hit the farming sector hard, and was one of the main causes for the Great Depression. The Dust Bowl tore apart lands, and ruined many peoples source for their main income. farms were abandoned, and million people became Migrants.

Dust Bowl - Black Sunday, April 14, 1935

A Dust Cloud Rolling Over the Prairies (near Hugoton, Kansas) April 1935

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Steinbeck wrote so truthfully about the disenfranchisement of the common man during the great Depression.

This photo was taken by, Dorothea Lange who took photos to document the lives of rural Americans living in terrible conditions. During this time, America was undergoing the worst drought. This is a black and white photo of four families from the Dust Bowl in Texas near Calipatria, California camping out.

The Great Depression: March "Four families, three of them related with 15 children, from the Dust Bowl in Texas in an overnight roadside camp near Calipatria, California." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

A photograph showing a dust storm in Liberal, Kansas. An automobile is in the foreground.    Date: 1935

Dust storm in Liberal, Kansas, My mother always said she blew up in a dust storm! She was born in Western Kansas in

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