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Amelia Earhart's Solo Flight

Amelia Earhart was the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She departed Newfoundland on May 20th 1932. Which is also the fifth anniversay of Charles Lindberghs flight. All she had was 420 gallons of gasoline and a quart of chicken soup. Her plane was a Lockheed Vega that had 600 horsepower. She intended to land in Paris but due to strong winds and mechanical problems she landed in Northern Ireland. The flight was 15 hours long. When she had landed she was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross

The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl lasted about 8 years. It was mainly in the Southern Plains. It was so bad it deepened the Depression even more. Simple things such as walking and eating were made harder. Children even wore dust masks to school. The Dust Bowl effected the farmers the most though. It blew all of their crops away.