Great Depression

The Dust Bowl

Hard Life During the Dust Bowl

Many families didn't flee their farms. Everyone was already dirt poor due to the Great Depression, there was no where to go. After the Dust Bowl, Corn production dropped 75%, due to the lack of rainfall.

Dust Bowl Facts and Images

The Dust Bowl was a very hard time in the Western United States.


The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust stoms causing major damage to lands in the 1930s. The Dust would be so strong that it would get into peoples lungs and give them Dust pnemonia. Students were sometimes left to sleep at school to save them from dust pnemonia.

By Melissa Urqhart, Sam Loranger, Zenel Balidemajz, and Brie Wurst