The Dust Bowl
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"Fleeing a dust storm". Farmer Arthur Coble and sons walking in the face of a dust storm, Cimmaron County, Oklahoma. Arthur Rothstein, photographer, April, 1936. (Library of Congress)
"Tractored Out", 1938. Dorthea Lange, photographer. (Library of Congress)
Arthur Rothstein, photographer, 1936. (Library of Congress)
A black blizzard over Prowers Co., Colorado, 1937. (Western History Collection, University of Oklahoma)
A black blizzard over Prowers Co., Colorado, 1937. (Western History Collection, University of Oklahoma)
A black blizzard over Prowers Co., Colorado, 1937. (Western History Collection, University of Oklahoma)
A dust cloud approaches a small town in Oklahoma.
Dust storm approaching Elkhart, Kansas in May 1937. (Library of Congress)
Red Cross volunteers wearing dust masks, Liberal, Kansas. (Kansas State Historical Society)
Liberal, Kansas, 14 April 1935. (Kansas State Historical Society)
Photo # 1 of sequence. Garden City, Kansas at 5:15 p.m. Note street lights and compare to photo 2 to orient picture. In: "Effect of Dust Storms on Health," U. S. Public Health Service, Reprint No,. 1707 from the Public Health Reports, Vol. 50, no. 40, October 4, 1935.
Photo # 2 of sequence. Garden City, Kansas approximately 15 minutes later after dust storm blotted out the sun. Street lights are on allowing orientation of picture. In: "Effect of Dust Storms on Health," U. S. Public Health Service, Reprint No,. 1707 from the Public Health Reports, Vol. 50, no. 40, October 4, 1935.
Black Sunday April 14, 1935. The dust storm that turned day into night. Many believed the world was coming to an end.
Aerial view of the beginning of a dust storm over the prairie lands east of Denver. Northerly winds are removing topsoil and then the clouds of dust were raised as high as 16,000 feet by colliding southerly winds. Prevailing west winds then carried some of the dust as far east as the Atlantic coast. In: "Monthly Weather Review," June 1936, p. 197.
June 4 1937, at Goodwell, Oklahoma. (Mrs. Emma Love, Goodwell, Oklahoma)
Dust is too much for this farmer's son in Cimarron County, Oklahoma. Arthur Rothstein, photographer, 1936. (Library of Congress)
Dust is too much for this farmer's son in Cimarron County, Oklahoma. Arthur Rothstein, photographer, 1936. (Library of Congress)
The Dust Bowl and drought devastated some farm families in the early 1930's, such as this 32 year old mother of seven. "Migrant Mother", black and white photograph by Dorthea Lange, Nipomo, California, February, 1936. (Library of Congress)
Approaching dust storm at Prowers County, CO. Storm lasted from 4:15 PM to 7:00 PM.
Dust storm at Sheridan Lake, CO.
Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas Dust bowl surveying in Texas
Image ID: theb1365, Historic C&GS Collection
Location: Stratford, Texas
Photo Date: April 18, 1935
Credit: NOAA George E. Marsh Album
Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas Dust bowl surveying in Texas
Image ID: theb1366, Historic C&GS Collection
Location: Stratford, Texas
Photo Date: April 18, 1935
Credit: NOAA George E. Marsh Album
Bismark, North Dakota.

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