i lost count of how many days this wind of dust took over us. In march presidant FDR made pa sign somethin but a month later he died from dust nemona since he wudn listen to ma wen she kept tellin him “Moses Jonathan Beauregard get yer ass back in here before that storm from the devil eats ya!” doc had to stay wid us til the wind was soft enough for him to run his chubby self back into his 1930 blackhawk that had dust in the back seats. he told us pa had a lot of dust in his breating sacks i don no wat ther cald lugs? oh hell wid it.like i was sayin pa was to much of a jackass that he didn listen to ma or the docs that gave him a breatin masc he probly nu dat it wudn work. 1 thin for shur dat got pa redder than a tomato was we had to kill bessie clover and anabell just for food and money. i don wanna tell ma and price but we cal em doodle cuz he likes drawin in the dust that im scared ma wud cry and doodle wud get scared to. shoot we shuda left to california like the others i here ther cald okies and 1 in 5 wer from oklahoma and the rest wer from everywhere else. i here doodle is gettin sic to. damn and hes my baby brother 1st i loos pappy and mammy before dis all started and now pas 6 feet under and turnin in is grave cuz of me. we got a newspaper from april and dats wat ma uses to teach us scul stuf. a reporter cald the storm “Dust Bowl” i think is name was Robert Greiger or somthin its probly gonna stick to. im stil in 6th grade and doodle is in kindergarden i wanna lern mor but we got no scul its under the dust now wid pa pappy and others that got sick. mas ben cofing me and doodle to i wanna live but it don look like it.
i cofed up som dust onto the paper and i lost it for a month than i found this one. we got a lot of dust out of owr breatin sacks but we got a big problem and it starts with the letters r and b. we got rabbits and bugs. well thank god for givin us food now we gotta fix the well for water in...
...Remembering the DustBowl
The DustBowl was a significant event in our country's history that had various lasting effects on American Society. Social, economic, and political changes occurred because of this disastrous and difficult time in America. The DustBowl was a turning point in the Great Plaines, moreover, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, and a small portion of Texas. It changed life as Americans knew it during the 1930’s. It created a large economic and agricultural recession. This left the United States in a greater deficit than it previously stood which was originally created by the Great Depression. The DustBowl retrieved its name after Black Sunday on April 14, 1935. Prior to 1935 many dust storms had occurred. In 1932 a calculation of fourteen dust storms were recorded in the Plains and by 1938 there were a total of 38 storms recorded. The DustBowl is described as one of the most catastrophic events of the early 1900s. The Great Plains was a region of the United States that witnessed 100 million acres of topsoil being stripped from over used farmland. It was characterized by many factors such as poor farming practices, severe wind storms, and droughts lasting several years. It was an immense and powerful storm that literally covered the Midwest and blanketed many states by making...
The DustBowl consisted of a series of perfidious storms that occurred in the 1930's, the DustBowl affected everyone in the United States, mainly people in the Midwestern states. (The DustBowl even affected the world.) The DustBowl affected many things such as the economy, farming, and of course the people of the United States. However, after the DustBowl came to an end, it taught us new methods of farming and gave us new technology. But more importantly, it taught us”what not to do.”
John Steinbeck wrote in his 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath: "And then the dispossessed were drawn west - from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico; from Nevada and Arkansas, families, tribes, dusted out. Carloads, caravans, homeless and hungry; twenty thousand and fifty thousand and a hundred thousand and two hundred thousand. They streamed over the mountains, hungry and restless - restless as ants, scurrying to find work to do - to lift, to push, to pull, to pick, to cut - anything, any burden to bear, for food. The kids are hungry. We got no place to live. Like ants scurrying for work, for food, and most of all for land."
After war world one, the 1920’s - 1930’s were prosperous in many ways, the economy was booming due to business shifting over to war industries...
...As part of a five-state region affected by severe drought and soil erosion, the "DustBowl" as it was called was result of several factors. Cyclical drought and farming of marginally productive acreage was exacerbated by a lack of soil conservation methods. Because the disaster lasted throughout the 1930's, the lives of every Plains resident and expectations of farming the region changed forever.
The settlement and development of the Southern Plains came relatively late. Not recognizing the problems of initiating massive agricultural programs meant farmers had no back up plans when the drought hit. Historian Donald Worster suggests they had "A Sense of Invulnerability":
"Around World War I they were talking about upsetting the balance of nature on the plains. People were worried about insect outbreaks, I think, more than anything else. But nobody had seen dust storms of a scale that the 30's would bring. Indians came along and told people to leave the grass where it was. There may have been a few obscure individuals who worried about what was going on. But most of the people living in the area were pretty well caught up in the dream of progress and turning this place into a breadbasket. So if there were misgivings, they were not being published.... I think particularly in the 20's when the great plow-up occurred, there was an enormous sense of invulnerability, at least in official circles, and I think to a large extent among...
November 20th 2009
The southern plains were one of the greatest places to be in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. Farmers were producing crops with ease, some were even overproducing. Wheat was one of the main things that were making farmers so successful, everything was just growing right for them at the time. In 1931 though there was a drought for farmers, in which many dust storms hit the Southern plains, causing an indescribable amount of damage to farmers and their crops. This catastrophe was known as the DustBowl.
The DustBowl was caused by several different factors that all seemed to come together at the same time. (http://factoidz.com/facts-about-the-dust-bowl/) There were periods of dust storms that caused agricultural and ecological damage to the Southern plains, and some of the Canadian plains. There was also a drought from early 1931 until roughly 1939, which had killed the farmer’s crops easily. Deep plowing of the virgin topsoil of the Great Plains had killed the natural grasses that normally kept the soil in place and trapped moisture even during periods of drought and high winds. (http://absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Dust_Bowl) Before the storms, there was an over planting of crops by farmers, the government had told the farmers to keep growing them, and they did....
10 Jan 2013
The DustBowl, also known as Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that caused major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands from 1930 to 1936, however in some places it lasted until 1940. The DustBowl was caused by a severe drought coupled with decades of extensive farming without crop rotation or other techniques to prevent erosion. Deep plowing of the top soil of the Great Plains had killed the natural grassed that normally kept the soil in place and trapped moisture, even during the period of droughts and high winds.
During the drought of the 1930’s with no natural anchors to keep the soil into place, it dried, turned to dust, and blew away eastward and southward in large dark clouds. With unfertile, dry land, the wheat crop started dying, and then blowing away with wind. Due to the improper farming, along with a long drought, dust storms made life in the DustBowl very burdensome. During the 1930's, the Great Plains was plagued with drought which brought demise to many of the farmers in the region. This horrible drought started in 1930, a year that saw heavy rains in a very short time, which cause flooding in many areas of the Oklahoma Panhandle. The year continued to with horrible blizzards in the winter and a drought into the late summer. At times the clouds blackened the...
Causes of the Dustbowl
In the year 1930 America’s economy was in a state of depression. The last thing America needed at this time was a catastrophic event to destroy the economy even more, but that is exactly what they got. The “DustBowl” drought is one of the worst climatic events in the history of the United States drought which devastated the United States central states region known as the Great Plains. TheDustBowl worsened the already depressed American economy in the 1930's, causing millions of dollars in damages. What caused this catastrophic event that put the central states in such a state of poverty?
You cannot understand the DustBowl without understanding the ecology of The Great Plains. The plains are wavelike, gently sloping down from the Rocky Mountains towards the East. The Great Plains have not always been as dry as they are today. In fact it is believed that the plains formed from a shallow inland sea. They believe this because they have found fossils of sea shells and fish. The small slope is caused by the buildup of soil and stones washed down from the Rockies. There are trees, mostly cottonwoods, which grow along the river banks in the Great Plains. The Great Plains has extreme, violent weather. The weather can change from heavenly to hell like weather in just one moment. Since there are no trees to block the wind,...
...The DustBowl of the 1930s
The decade that became known as the "Dirty Thirties" was literally quite what its name implied-dirty! During the period of 1930-1940, located in the heart of the Great Plains of the United States, was a series of massive dust storms and long-term drought. Another well-earned nickname this region was known for was the DustBowl. The Great Depression occurred at this time as well and added to the suffering placed upon the many poor farmers of the Southwest region. What could have caused one of the worst and longest droughts in recent U.S. history? Unfortunately, decades of human influence from bad farming practices, loss of soil moisture, and depletion of vegetation helped create wind-blown erosion that shaped the massive dust storms and severe droughts. Other natural causes were unusual weather patterns: warmer Atlantic and colder Pacific sea-surface temperatures, feedback mechanisms from dry air, and a strong jet stream confined to the north of a continental high pressure system that left little chance for rainfall.
Many of the residents of the Great Plains during the DustBowl were poor farmers reliant on agriculture to sustain their income and family’s well being. An usually wet season before the 1930s brought many farmers to the central U.S. to cultivate and settle the area. Unfortunately, the climate and soil conditions...
The DustBowl is also known as the Dirty Thirties. The DustBowl was a terrible
storm, which occurred in the 1930’s, it affected the mid western people. The DustBowl
hit 150,000-square-mile area, in Oklahoma and Texas panhandles and some sections of
Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. It rained very little, there were high winds which
later turned into a black blizzards. The DustBowl occurred since 1931-1939, it lasted
eight years.There are several effects that happened during or after the DustBowl there
was about 70,000 people died, 60% of the population in the regions were destroyed,and
almost all farmers either left their farms because they were in debt or migrated to other
The DustBowl has estimated about over 70,000 people dead . People died in the
DustBowl because many droughts and lack of food. Droughts happened because of low
precipitation, a shortage of water. People died because of lack of water and food. When
people had water they had to cover it with a dish or something so the dust/dirt wouldn’t
get into the water,so they could be able to not have a disease called...