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."

Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas Dust bowl surveying in Texas Image ID: Historic C Collection Location: Stratford, Texas Photo Date: April 1935 Credit: NOAA George E.

Caption from LIFE. "Oklahoma farmer John Barnett's daughter Delphaline, 17, wears bright-colored slacks around the farm. She and her two brothers go to a rural school where there are only four other pupils. Next fall Delphaline will enter high school." Oklahoma, 1942. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Oklahoma, USA, 1942 "Oklahoma farmer John Barnett's daughter Delphaline, wears bright-colored slacks around the farm. She and her two brothers go to a rural school where there are only four other pupils. Next fall Delphaline will enter high school.

The Dust Bowl:  By 1932, 14 dust storms, known as black blizzards were reported, and in just one year, the number increased to nearly 40.  The Dust Bowl brought ecological, economical and human misery to America during a time when it was already suffering under the Great Depression.

What caused the Dust Bowl?

THE DUST BOWL dust storms known as black blizzards were reported; in just 1 year, the number increased to nearly brought ecological, economical and human misery to America during a time when it was already suffering under the Great Depression)

Oklahoma panhandle was in the heart of the Dust Bowl.

The Dust Bowl hit the farming sector hard, and was one of the main causes for the Great Depression. The Dust Bowl tore apart lands, and ruined many peoples source for their main income. farms were abandoned, and million people became Migrants.

Dust storm during the Dust Bowl of 1930s. THIS is the moment I will say, "no, you Don't have to clean your room today."

Dust storm during the Dust Bowl of One natural disaster that could be compared with the Irish Potato Famine

A farm is buried during the dust bowl years, early 1930s.

:::::::: VIntage Photograph ::::::::Oklahoma Farm buried in dust during the Dust Bowl Years.

This Dorothea Lang photograph is what I imagine Sheila's home to be like.

Heartbreaking Photos Of The Dust Bowl

Art Dorothea Lange - 1935 - New Mexico - Resettled Farm Child From Taos Junction to Bosque Farms project, New Mexico. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

Farming Family from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, so much personality and grit on each face, tough life.

Caption from LIFE. “Farmer John Barnett and his family are ‘Okies’ who stuck to their land near Woodward. They have 21 dairy cattle which yield a scant seven gallons per milking. Barnett takes.

A 1935 photo by Dorothea Lange.    When wearing pants in the 30s was anything but a fashion statement

Dust bowl family camped in California squatter’s camp, ca Dorothea Lange. American documentary photographer and photojournalist -

Dorothea Lange, dust bowl era

Par Dorothea Lange-Migratory Mexican field worker's home on the edge of a frozen pea field, Imperial Valley, CA.

Community Post: Heartbreaking Photos Of The Dust Bowl

Heartbreaking Photos Of The Dust Bowl

Dorothea Lange - People living in miserable poverty, Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, August 1936 [via Shorpy]

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