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The Country Farm Home: The 1930s Country Bath

Dodge City. Black Sunday, SW Kansas Dust Bowl, April 14, 1935

U.S. The year Niagara Falls froze, 1911...

The Dust Bowl. The animals died, they could not breathe with no shelter the dust filling their lungs.

Dust Bowl Memories

Oklahoma tornado captured in a 1898 photo.

Dust Bowl - Dallas, South Dakota 1936. Buried machinery in a barn lot; South Dakota, May 1936. The Dust Bowl on the Great Plains coincided with the Great Depression.

In 1931 the rains stopped and the “black blizzards” began. Powerful dust storms carrying millions of tons of stinging, blinding black dirt swept across the Southern Plains—the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma, western Kansas, and the eastern portions of Colorado and New Mexico. Topsoil that had taken a thousand years per inch to build suddenly blew away in only minutes. One journalist traveling through the devastated region dubbed it the “Dust Bowl.