Dust Bowl


What it was like

Being a rancher in the 1930s was a rough time . Men were going from job to job trying to just make enough money to support themselves or their family. Millions of people from all over the world who owned stocks waited helplessly as stock values crashed. People from southeastern Colorado, southwest Kansas and the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas all migrated to California.


"Suddenly there appeared on the northern horizon a black blizzard, moving toward them; there was no sound, no wind, nothing but an immense 'boogery' cloud. Donald Worster, Dust Bowl – The Southern Plains in the 1930s.

"Some People Thought the End of the World was at Hand when Every Trace of Daylight was Obliterated at 4:00 PM." Liberal News, 15 April 1935.

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