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My grandmother told stories about the Dust Bowl. Awful.  It lasted 10 years.

My grandmother told stories about the Dust Bowl. Awful. It lasted 10 years.

The 8 Wonders of Kansas History - A Kansas Sampler Foundation Project

The 8 Wonders of Kansas History - A Kansas Sampler Foundation Project

Roosevelt orders the planting of 18,000 miles of trees to stop the dust bowl...   This massive cloud of dust hit Rolla, Kansas, in April 1935. FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT LIBRARY

Roosevelt orders the planting of 18,000 miles of trees to stop the dust bowl... This massive cloud of dust hit Rolla, Kansas, in April 1935. FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT LIBRARY

Scene from a Kansas farm during the Dust Bowl.  Drifts of sand pile up beside the barns and farmhouse against the barren backdrop of drought-ravaged Kansas in this 1936 photograph

Scene from a Kansas farm during the Dust Bowl. Drifts of sand pile up beside the barns and farmhouse against the barren backdrop of drought-ravaged Kansas in this 1936 photograph

1931–1939: The Dust Bowl Years of severe drought turned soil to dust, and the Great Plains became a huge dust bowl. That came along with the Depression, the country’s worst economic conditions ever. Millions of people from Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico migrated west to find work. About 200,000 settled in California. That was one of the largest migrations in U.S. history. | Immigration Throughout History | Kids Discover

1931–1939: The Dust Bowl Years of severe drought turned soil to dust, and the Great Plains became a huge dust bowl. That came along with the Depression, the country’s worst economic conditions ever. Millions of people from Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico migrated west to find work. About 200,000 settled in California. That was one of the largest migrations in U.S. history. | Immigration Throughout History | Kids Discover

1937: A dust storm approaching the town of Elkhart in Kansas.

1937: A dust storm approaching the town of Elkhart in Kansas.

Nicodemus KS. A Black township with churches, hotels, banks etc., formed in 1877

All-black towns across America: Life was hard but full of promise

Nicodemus KS. A Black township with churches, hotels, banks etc., formed in 1877

A caterpillar shuttle, powered with an engine of 24 horsepower, transports tourists from mainland Bigbury Devon Burgh Island, about five hundred yards away. 1935.

A caterpillar shuttle, powered with an engine of 24 horsepower, transports tourists from mainland Bigbury Devon Burgh Island, about five hundred yards away. 1935.

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