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The Dust Bowl


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The Dust Bowl

  1. 1. The Dust Bowl Kyle Marquez Period 3
  2. 2. The Dust Bowl was a very difficult time for many reasons. In this photo essay I will show you some of the hardships that many Americans during this time period were forced to face.
  3. 3. The Dust Bowl swallowed the country side in dust, blocking out the sky making it a very dry and barren place.
  4. 4. Because of the lack of sunlight and the incredible winds caused by the dust storms, many farmers crops were detroyed.
  5. 5. Several families were forced to live in makeshift homes like this one because they were forced to move so they could find work. This was a very difficult time in American history.
  6. 6. Other farmers stayed and tried to deal with the lack of crops and money by continuing to hope for the dust storm to end.
  7. 7. While others were forced to leave because they were not able to make money to provide for their families.
  8. 8. Many men were in desperate need for a job in order to support their families.
  9. 9. Many families lost everything in the Dust Bowl. There was very little for them to survive and make money.
  10. 10. Many houses were engulfed in sand as a result of the Dust Bowl.
  11. 11. Many people were forced to abandon their farms due to severe financial loss because they were unable to grow any crops to make money.
  12. 12. The Dust Bowl was very destructive. It destroyed not only the peoples possessions, but also the people’s hope.
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