Extras

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The Dust Bowl

Gas Money

"Do you have enough gas money?" Some people moved west to get away from the storms.

Gas Money

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The Dust Bowl

Plows and Bubbles

Learn about the two types of plows farmers used.

Plows and Bubbles

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The Dust Bowl

Psychological

Dorthy Williamson discusses working in the southern Great Plains during the dust bowl.

Psychological

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The Dust Bowl

Boom Time

The Great Plains goes through a boom period.

Boom Time

Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Sanora Babb

The Dust Bowl

Sanora Babb

Sanora Babb sent chapters of her book back to New York.

Sanora Babb

Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Environmental Catastrophe

The Dust Bowl

Environmental Catastrophe

As the Great Depression sets in, farmers on the Great Plains begin to feel its effects.

Environmental Catastrophe

Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Hugh Bennett

The Dust Bowl

Hugh Bennett

Hugh Bennett went on a fact finding trip through the Great Plains in search of a solution.

Hugh Bennett

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The Dust Bowl

Government Reform Programs

By 1937, the Dust Bowl farmers are asking for government help.

Government Reform Programs

Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Woody Guthrie: Okies

The Dust Bowl

Woody Guthrie: Okies

No matter their state of origin, during the 1930s all newcomers were dubbed Okies in CA

Woody Guthrie: Okies

Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl FDR Visits the Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl

FDR Visits the Dust Bowl

The rains followed FDR on his second trip to the Dust Bowl.

FDR Visits the Dust Bowl

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The Dust Bowl

Fresh Start

Some of the people who went to CA got jobs giving them a fresh start.

Fresh Start

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The Dust Bowl

Heading West

Some people packed up their families and headed west.

Heading West

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The Dust Bowl

CA Border

Some people were arrested on the CA border for not having enough money.

CA Border