THE DUST BOWL• A severe drought grippedthe Great Plains in theearly 1930s• Wind scattered thetopsoil, exposing sandand grit• The resulting dusttraveled hundreds ofmiles• One storm in 1934 pickedup millions of tons ofdust from the Plains ancarried it to the EastCoast Kansas Farmer, 1933
Dust buried cars and wagons in South Dakotain 1936
HARDEST HIT REGIONS• Kansas, Oklahoma,Texas, New Mexico,and Colorado werethe hardest hitregions during theDust Bowl• Many farmersmigrated toCalifornia and otherPacific Coast statesBoy covers his mouth to avoiddust, 1935
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