Extras

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The Dust Bowl

Sanora's Return

Sanora Babb returns to her childhood home during the depression.

Sanora's Return

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The Dust Bowl

Tex Pace

Tex Pace left the panhandle for CA and worked as a orange picker near Visalia, CA

Tex Pace

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The Dust Bowl

Suicides

Multiple suicides took place during the Dust Bowl in the southern Great Plains.

Suicides

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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

Plows and Bubbles

Learn about the two types of plows farmers used.

Plows and Bubbles

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The Dust Bowl

New Farming Techniques

Howard Finnell introduced farmers to new farming techniques.

New Farming Techniques

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The Dust Bowl

New Deal Programs

Help came to the Great Plains by way of New Deal programs.

New Deal Programs

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The Dust Bowl

Modern Machinery

Learn how modern machinery made farming more efficient.

Modern Machinery

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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

Buying Land

Land prices are going up and people say the climate is undergoing a permanent shift.

Buying Land

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The Dust Bowl

Black Blizzards

Hear from Donald Worster about the increasing number of dust storms the area faced.

Black Blizzards

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The Dust Bowl

Relief

Social worker Dorothy Williamson describes her experiences in the Dust Bowl

Relief

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The Dust Bowl

Recollection

Meet some of the people who lived in the Great Plains.

Recollection

Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Photographers of the Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl

Photographers of the Dust Bowl

During the Great Depression FDR's administration sought to document the economic crisis.

Photographers of the Dust Bowl

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The Dust Bowl

Lessons

What lessons can we take from what happened during the Dust Bowl?

Lessons

Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Woody Guthrie: The Great Dust Storm

The Dust Bowl

Woody Guthrie: The Great Dust Storm

In the introduction to episode two Woody Guthrie sings "The Great Dust Storm"

Woody Guthrie: The Great Dust Storm

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The Dust Bowl

Okies

Woody Guthrie sings “I Ain’t Got No Home” and talks about migrant families traveling.

Okies

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The Dust Bowl

Recovery

In 1935, 850 million acres of topsoil are swept off the Great Plains.

Recovery

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The Dust Bowl

Wheat Will Win the War

Learn about what caused "The Great Plow Up" and the slogan "Wheat Will Win the War."

Wheat Will Win the War

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The Dust Bowl

Trying To Get Ahead

Calvin Crabill talks about how his father drove a tractor at night to try to get ahead.

Trying To Get Ahead