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The Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl
Sanora Babb returns to her childhood home during the depression.
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Tex Pace left the panhandle for CA and worked as a orange picker near Visalia, CA
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The Depression Comes to the Southern Plains
Wheat prices continue to fall and a drought begins the farmers look to FDR for relief.
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"Do you have enough gas money?" Some people moved west to get away from the storms.
Land prices are going up and people say the climate is undergoing a permanent shift.
Hear from Donald Worster about the increasing number of dust storms the area faced.
The Coen Brothers Talk About Jack Rabbits
The Coen Brothers talk about jack rabbits.
Robert Boots McCoy Talks About When The Rains Returned
Robert Boots McCoy talks about when the rains returned.
Social worker Dorothy Williamson describes her experiences in the Dust Bowl
Meet some of the people who lived in the Great Plains.
Floyd Coen Talks About Dust Storms
Floyd Coen talks about dust storms.
Photographers of the Dust Bowl
During the Great Depression FDR's administration sought to document the economic crisis.
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Learn about Arthur Rothstein.
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What lessons can we take from what happened during the Dust Bowl?
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Woody Guthrie: The Great Dust Storm
In the introduction to episode two Woody Guthrie sings "The Great Dust Storm"
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Woody Guthrie sings “I Ain’t Got No Home” and talks about migrant families traveling.
In 1935, 850 million acres of topsoil are swept off the Great Plains.
Wheat Will Win the War
Learn about what caused "The Great Plow Up" and the slogan "Wheat Will Win the War."
Trying To Get Ahead
Calvin Crabill talks about how his father drove a tractor at night to try to get ahead.
Multiple suicides took place during the Dust Bowl in the southern Great Plains.
Dorthy Williamson discusses working in the southern Great Plains during the dust bowl.
Plows and Bubbles
Learn about the two types of plows farmers used.
New Farming Techniques
Howard Finnell introduced farmers to new farming techniques.
New Deal Programs
Help came to the Great Plains by way of New Deal programs.