THE GREAT DEPRESSION and the DUST BOWL Photos by photographer Dorothea Lange
THE DUST BOWL <ul><li>A  severe drought  gripped the Great Plains in the  early 1930s </li></ul><ul><li>Wind scattered the...
Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas - 1934
Storm approaching Elkhart, Kansas in 1937
Dust buried cars and wagons in South Dakota in 1936
HARDEST HIT REGIONS <ul><li>Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado were the hardest hit regions during the Dust...
Photographer Dorothea Lange captures a family headed west to escape the dust storms
 
 
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  1. 1. THE GREAT DEPRESSION and the DUST BOWL Photos by photographer Dorothea Lange
  2. 2. THE DUST BOWL <ul><li>A severe drought gripped the Great Plains in the early 1930s </li></ul><ul><li>Wind scattered the topsoil, exposing sand and grit </li></ul><ul><li>The resulting dust traveled hundreds of miles </li></ul><ul><li>One storm in 1934 picked up millions of tons of dust from the Plains an carried it to the East Coast </li></ul>Kansas Farmer, 1933
  3. 3. Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas - 1934
  4. 4. Storm approaching Elkhart, Kansas in 1937
  5. 5. Dust buried cars and wagons in South Dakota in 1936
  6. 6. HARDEST HIT REGIONS <ul><li>Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado were the hardest hit regions during the Dust Bowl </li></ul><ul><li>Many farmers migrated to California and other Pacific Coast states </li></ul>Boy covers his mouth to avoid dust, 1935
  7. 7. Photographer Dorothea Lange captures a family headed west to escape the dust storms

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