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    Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Pavement Ends: March 1937. "Wind erosion has desolated this once luxuriant bunch grass country in Idaho. Resettlement is restoring the land for grazing." Photo by Wilbur Staats for the Resettlement Administration.

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    Pavement Ends. Idaho dust covers road in March, 1937.

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