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' 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 man and many other people in the west were still trying to recover from the devastation caused by the dust and drought.
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.
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.