The Kansas Dust Bowl

by Lindsay McGrath

April 14, 1935

The Dust Bowl begins. This day was called "Black Sunday." Winds blew up to 60 miles an hour with clouds of topsoil up to a hundred feet high.
The Dust Bowl Years
Some were not able to live in the Dust Bowl conditions and left. Many did not have a choice and could not afford to leave. They made it through on good spirits, humor, and hope.
U.S. Dust Bowl of 1930's
Every surface you can imagine was covered in dirt and dust. 12 Million tons of topsoil was moved in one storm.
This event speaks about the spirit of Kansas. These Kansans were able to stick out unimaginable conditions. It shows they are hard working and can take any challenge they face.