This is what is left of a corn field after the Dust Bowl. Although the Dust Bowl most heavily affected areas of the Oklahoma Panhandle, it stretched as far north as this farm in South Dakota. The severe drought that preceded the Dust Bowl left the soil in bad condition for farming. - MD
Photos of Dust Bowl farmers who stayed behind on their half-buried homesteads in the tell a story of courage and survival during one of the worst droughts in U.S. history, the specter of which has risen once again.