"It did take some time for the feed and flour sack manufacturers to realize how popular these sacks had become with women, but finally they saw that this was an opportunity for promoting the use of fabric feedsacks. Their first change was to start selling them in colors, and then in the 1920's began making them with colorful patterns for making dresses, aprons, shirts and children’s clothing."
Oklahoma Dust Bowl SD -- this is part and parcel the history and heritage of my family. I was shocked to learn from the Ken Burns special this disaster was completely man-made. The center of this country so very easily could have ended as the Sahara dessert of the New World.