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These 9 Photos From South Dakota's Dust Bowl Will Break Your Heart

This was one of the hardest times in South Dakota's history.

Dust storm near Williston, North Dakota; October 1937; photo by Russell Lee

Dust, Drought, and Depression #5.

Dust storm near Williston, North Dakota; October 1937; photo by Russell Lee; Library of Congress image Dust bowl farmer raising fence to keep it from being buried under drifting sand. Cimarron Coun…

Dust Storm in Rolla, Kansas 05/06/35

Original Caption: Dust Storm in Rolla, Kansas; 05/06/35; Dear Mr. Roosevelt, Darkness came when it hit us. Picture taken from water tower one hundred feet high. Yours Truly, Chas. P. Williams." Photo: Massive Dark cloud approaching village in forefront. U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: NLR-PHOCO-A-48223(3719)33 Created By: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 From:: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Public Domain Photographs Production Date: 4/14/1935 Persistent URL…

20 Tragic Photos from America's Dust Bowl in the 1930s

The Dust Bowl was a series severe dust storms that affected 100,000,000 acres of the American prairie caused by drought and poor farming techniques. Drought plagued the Mid-West from 1934 to 1940. In order to plant crops, farmers removed the deep-rooted grasses which kept the soil moist during periods of little rain and high wind. […]

20 Tragic Photos from America's Dust Bowl in the 1930s

The Dust Bowl was a series severe dust storms that affected 100,000,000 acres of the American prairie caused by drought and poor farming techniques. Drought plagued the Mid-West from 1934 to 1940. In order to plant crops, farmers removed the deep-rooted grasses which kept the soil moist during periods of little rain and high wind. […]

Arthur Rothstein A car is chased by a "black blizzard" in the Texas Panhandle, March 1936.

THE DUST BOWL: A Film By Ken Burns

THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the 'Great Plow-Up,' followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews with twenty-six survivors of those hard times, combined with dramatic photographs and seldom seen movie footage, bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance. It is also a morality tale…

These 12 Candid Photos Show What Life Was Like In Kansas In the 1930s

You might not have been around back then, but we can feel like we're there with these photos.

Photographic Print: Farm Machinery Buried in Sand : 24x18in

size: 24x18in Photographic Print: Farm Machinery Buried in Sand : Artists

grapes of wrath

The Grapes of Wrath is 75 years old and more relevant than ever | Alan Yuhas

grapes of wrath

Here Are 10 Times The Entire Country Was Looking At Oklahoma In Suspense And Awe

How many of these do you remember?

Dust storm west of Tyrone, Kansas - Page

Dust storm west of Tyrone, Kansas

Dust storm west of Tyrone, Kansas - Kansas Memory

Depression-era dust storms

Dramatic photos evoke the wind storms that swept a nation parched with drought and soil erosion

Depression-era dust storms

Dramatic photos evoke the wind storms that swept a nation parched with drought and soil erosion