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Great Depression: The Dust Bowl

Did You Know . . .

"The soil, depleted of moisture, was lifted by the wind into great clouds of dust and sand which were so thick they concealed the sun for several days at a time. They were referred to as black blizzards.

Regardless from which state them came, Dust Bowl victims were called Okies.


Dust Storm over Lamar, Colorado, 1934.

Like a 'black blizzard', dust clouds pour over Lamar, Colorado, during the height of the great drought of 1934.
DROUGHT, 1934. - Dust Clouds Over Lamar, Colorado, During The Height Of The Great Drought Of 1934.. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 10 Jan 2012.

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