Farm Families Flee the Dust Bowl Ca. 1937

Farm Families Flee the Dust Bowl Ca. 1937

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During the Great Depression, farmers in the southwest plains of the United States (Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle) suffered a multi-year drought. The drought, in combination with unsustainable farming techniques that had removed native grasses and sod, created massive dust storms. Farmers in the Dust Bowl saw their property literally blow away in hundreds of dust storms between the years 1930 to 1941. Families fled the region by the thousands, migrating west to California. This migration was the subject of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , [1937]
Copyright Date: ©1937
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (0 min., 41 sec.)) : sound
Additional Contributors: WPA Film Library
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