Surviving the Dust Bowl is the remarkable story of the determined people who clung to their homes and way of life, enduring drought, dust, disease — even death — for nearly a decade.
A Kansas wheat farmer witnessed the searing drought and relentless winds that crippled the southern Great Plains during the 1930s.
For nearly a decade, drought gripped the Great Plains. Explore a timeline of events.
April 14, 1935, dawned clear across the plains. Then a huge black cloud appeared on the horizon, approaching fast.