Dirty Thirties: The Dust Bowl

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The Dust Bowl was a time where dangerous dust storms damaged the agriculture of the Great Plains. One hundred million acres were turned into dust due to overfarming and wind erosion. Three major dust storms occurred in 1934, 1936 and 1939-40, which resulted in erosion and loss of topsoil. These storms hit Oklahoma, Texas, sections of Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico leaving many families nowhere to go .It lasted for almost a decade. Some say that this is the worst manmade ecological disaster in American history. The Dust Bowl, also known as the “Dirty Thirties” was a tragic event that happened in the 30’s.It lasted for almost a decade. Oklahoma and other states that were hit had little rainfall, light soil, and high winds - a destructive

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