Extras

Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Government Reform Programs

The Dust Bowl

Government Reform Programs

By 1937, the Dust Bowl farmers are asking for government help.

Government Reform Programs

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The Dust Bowl

Government Photography

The government hired photographers to capture the movement to CA.

Government Photography

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The Dust Bowl

Gas Money

"Do you have enough gas money?" Some people moved west to get away from the storms.

Gas Money

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The Dust Bowl

Fresh Start

Some of the people who went to CA got jobs giving them a fresh start.

Fresh Start

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The Dust Bowl

First Look | A Storm is Coming

The Dust Bowl was the worst man made ecological disaster in American History.

First Look | A Storm is Coming

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The Dust Bowl

FDR Visits the Dust Bowl

The rains followed FDR on his second trip to the Dust Bowl.

FDR Visits the Dust Bowl

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The Dust Bowl

Environmental Catastrophe

As the Great Depression sets in, farmers on the Great Plains begin to feel its effects.

Environmental Catastrophe

Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl The Dust Bowl Intro

The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl Intro

The Dust Bowl was a decade-long natural catastrophe of biblical proportions.

The Dust Bowl Intro

Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl The Depression Comes to the Southern Plains

The Dust Bowl

The Depression Comes to the Southern Plains

Wheat prices continue to fall and a drought begins the farmers look to FDR for relief.

The Depression Comes to the Southern Plains

Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Dale Coen Reads a Poem by his Mother

The Dust Bowl

Dale Coen Reads a Poem by his Mother

Dale Coen reads a poem by his mother about why she moved to the Great Plains.

Dale Coen Reads a Poem by his Mother

Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Dale Coen Reads a Poem

The Dust Bowl

Dale Coen Reads a Poem

Dale Coen reads a poem he thinks his mother wrote.

Dale Coen Reads a Poem

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The Dust Bowl

CA Work

People who moved to CA were known as Okies.

CA Work

Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Caroline Henderson

The Dust Bowl

Caroline Henderson

Learn about Caroline Henderson.

Caroline Henderson

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The Dust Bowl

CA Border

Some people were arrested on the CA border for not having enough money.

CA Border

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The Dust Bowl

Buying Land

Land prices are going up and people say the climate is undergoing a permanent shift.

Buying Land

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The Dust Bowl

Boom Time

The Great Plains goes through a boom period.

Boom Time

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The Dust Bowl

Boise City Decline

Property values in Boise City decline by 90%.

Boise City Decline

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The Dust Bowl

Boise City

Hear from Timothy Egan about how Boise City was marketed to people.

Boise City

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The Dust Bowl

Black Sunday

Sunday April 14, 1935 became known as Black Sunday.

Black Sunday