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The Dust Bowl
Sanora Babb returns to her childhood home during the depression
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Tex Pace left the panhandle for CA and worked as a orange picker near Visalia, CA
Learn about Arthur Rothstein.
Learn about Caroline Henderson.
What lessons can we take from what happened during the Dust Bowl?
Photographers of the Dust Bowl
During the Great Depression FDR's administration sought to document the economic crisis.
Learn about Sanor Babb.
You Gave Us Beer, Now Give Us Water
FDR was greeted with signs along the road saying "You gave us beer. Now give us water."
The Dust Bowl Intro
An introduction to Ken Burns THE DUST BOWL
Uncovering the Dust Bowl
Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan discuss making The Dust Bowl
Woody Guthrie: Okies
No matter their state of origin, during the 1930s all newcomers were dubbed Okies in CA
Woody Guthrie: The Great Dust Storm
In the introduction to episode two Woody Guthrie sings "The Great Dust Storm"
Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan, Julie Dunfey and Susan Shumaker talk about making The Dust Bowl
Raymond Huff hired the entire town to build the new high school in Clayton, New Mexico
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