Extras

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Sanora's Return

    The Dust Bowl

    Sanora's Return

    Sanora Babb returns to her childhood home during the depression.

    Sanora's Return

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Tex Pace

    The Dust Bowl

    Tex Pace

    Tex Pace left the panhandle for CA and worked as a orange picker near Visalia, CA

    Tex Pace

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl The Depression Comes to the Southern Plains

    The Dust Bowl

    The Depression Comes to the Southern Plains

    Wheat prices continue to fall and a drought begins the farmers look to FDR for relief.

    The Depression Comes to the Southern Plains

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Okies

    The Dust Bowl

    Okies

    Woody Guthrie sings “I Ain’t Got No Home” and talks about migrant families traveling.

    Okies

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Recovery

    The Dust Bowl

    Recovery

    In 1935, 850 million acres of topsoil are swept off the Great Plains.

    Recovery

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Wheat Will Win the War

    The Dust Bowl

    Wheat Will Win the War

    Learn about what caused "The Great Plow Up" and the slogan "Wheat Will Win the War."

    Wheat Will Win the War

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Trying To Get Ahead

    The Dust Bowl

    Trying To Get Ahead

    Calvin Crabill talks about how his father drove a tractor at night to try to get ahead.

    Trying To Get Ahead

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Suicides

    The Dust Bowl

    Suicides

    Multiple suicides took place during the Dust Bowl in the southern Great Plains.

    Suicides

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Psychological

    The Dust Bowl

    Psychological

    Dorthy Williamson discusses working in the southern Great Plains during the dust bowl.

    Psychological

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Plows and Bubbles

    The Dust Bowl

    Plows and Bubbles

    Learn about the two types of plows farmers used.

    Plows and Bubbles

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl New Farming Techniques

    The Dust Bowl

    New Farming Techniques

    Howard Finnell introduced farmers to new farming techniques.

    New Farming Techniques

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl New Deal Programs

    The Dust Bowl

    New Deal Programs

    Help came to the Great Plains by way of New Deal programs.

    New Deal Programs

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Modern Machinery

    The Dust Bowl

    Modern Machinery

    Learn how modern machinery made farming more efficient.

    Modern Machinery

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Gas Money

    The Dust Bowl

    Gas Money

    "Do you have enough gas money?" Some people moved west to get away from the storms.

    Gas Money

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Buying Land

    The Dust Bowl

    Buying Land

    Land prices are going up and people say the climate is undergoing a permanent shift.

    Buying Land

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Black Blizzards

    The Dust Bowl

    Black Blizzards

    Hear from Donald Worster about the increasing number of dust storms the area faced.

    Black Blizzards

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Relief

    The Dust Bowl

    Relief

    Social worker Dorothy Williamson describes her experiences in the Dust Bowl

    Relief

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Recollection

    The Dust Bowl

    Recollection

    Meet some of the people who lived in the Great Plains.

    Recollection

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Photographers of the Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl

    Photographers of the Dust Bowl

    During the Great Depression FDR's administration sought to document the economic crisis.

    Photographers of the Dust Bowl

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Arthur Rothstein

    The Dust Bowl

    Arthur Rothstein

    Learn about Arthur Rothstein.

    Arthur Rothstein

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Lessons

    The Dust Bowl

    Lessons

    What lessons can we take from what happened during the Dust Bowl?

    Lessons

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