Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas Dust bowl surveying in Texas

What a wonderful photo! The enlarged version (click on pic) offers so much to see. One of my favorites thus far! New York circa 1905. "Fifth Avenue after a snow storm."

The Dust Bowl of the 1930's was one of the worst natural disasters in american history.

Oklahoma dust bowl

huge dust storm

Coldwater District north of Dalhart, Texas. This house is occupied; most of the houses here have been abandoned. Photo by Dorothea Lange. 1938

Dust Bowl

Dust Bowl Dust Storm

March 1936. "Heavy black clouds of dust rising over the Texas Panhandle" — evidence of the forces that were driving thousands of farm families in Texas and Oklahoma to the West Coast in the great Dust Bowl migration chronicled in "The Grapes of Wrath." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

TEXAS DUST BOWL - March 1936. "Heavy black clouds of dust rising over the Texas Panhandle"

Dust storm rolling over a Kansas farm. 1935

A dust storm invaded Stratford, Texas, on April 18, 1935. It became known that the reason this occurred is from the soil being so parched due to drought & from the farmers 'not' rotating their crops. These storm in our history is where the term 'dust bowl' or 'dry as a dust bowl' came from.

A monster dust storm approaches Stratford, Texas, on April 18, 1935, during the great Dust Bowl tragedy of the 1930s.

“Dust Over Texas.” Huge boiling masses of dust that blocked out the sun were common sights in Texas during the Dust Bowl years. In: “To Hold This Soil”, Russell Lord, 1938. Miscellaneous Publication No. 321, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Circa 1935

Dust Bowl Photographs

pictures of the 'dust bowl' of the Great Depression

Dust Bowl Photographs

about 1870 San Antonio, Texas.