Extras

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Sanora's Return

    The Dust Bowl

    Sanora's Return

    Sanora Babb returns to her childhood home during the depression.

    Sanora's Return

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Tex Pace

    The Dust Bowl

    Tex Pace

    Tex Pace left the panhandle for CA and worked as a orange picker near Visalia, CA

    Tex Pace

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Jack Rabbits

    The Dust Bowl

    Jack Rabbits

    Plagues of jack rabbits swarmed the great plains destroying everything in their path.

    Jack Rabbits

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl First Look | A Storm is Coming

    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

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Boom Time

    The Dust Bowl

    Boom Time

    The Great Plains goes through a boom period.

    Boom Time

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Lessons Learned

    The Dust Bowl

    Lessons Learned

    What have we learned from the Dust Bowl?

    Lessons Learned

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Woody Guthrie

    The Dust Bowl

    Woody Guthrie

    Woody Guthrie moves to Los Angeles in the second half of the 1930s.

    Woody Guthrie

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Trixie Travis Brown: Almost Moving to Idaho

    The Dust Bowl

    Trixie Travis Brown: Almost Moving to Idaho

    Trixie Travis Brown Talks About Almost Moving to Idaho.

    Trixie Travis Brown: Almost Moving to Idaho

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl CA Border

    The Dust Bowl

    CA Border

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

    CA Border

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Okies

    The Dust Bowl

    Okies

    Woody Guthrie sings “I Ain’t Got No Home” and talks about migrant families traveling.

    Okies

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Recovery

    The Dust Bowl

    Recovery

    In 1935, 850 million acres of topsoil are swept off the Great Plains.

    Recovery

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Trixie Travis Brown: Sunday After Church

    The Dust Bowl

    Trixie Travis Brown: Sunday After Church

    Trixie Travis Brown Talks About Sunday After Church.

    Trixie Travis Brown: Sunday After Church

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Trixie Travis Brown: Housekeeping

    The Dust Bowl

    Trixie Travis Brown: Housekeeping

    Trixie Travis Brown Talks About Housekeeping.

    Trixie Travis Brown: Housekeeping

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Trixie Travis Brown: Dust Storms

    The Dust Bowl

    Trixie Travis Brown: Dust Storms

    Trixie Travis Brown Talks About Dust Storms.

    Trixie Travis Brown: Dust Storms

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl The Wheat Bubble Burst

    The Dust Bowl

    The Wheat Bubble Burst

    The stock market crashed on what came to be called Black Tuesday.

    The Wheat Bubble Burst

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Snowstorm

    The Dust Bowl

    Snowstorm

    More hope came to the dust bowl after a snowstorm hit the Great Plains.

    Snowstorm

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Two Midnights and a Jug

    The Dust Bowl

    Two Midnights and a Jug

    The dust storms start rolling into the southern Great Plains.

    Two Midnights and a Jug

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Trying To Get Ahead

    The Dust Bowl

    Trying To Get Ahead

    Calvin Crabill talks about how his father drove a tractor at night to try to get ahead.

    Trying To Get Ahead

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl They Were Good People

    The Dust Bowl

    They Were Good People

    As people moved west many areas were left with dwindling populations.

    They Were Good People

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Suicides

    The Dust Bowl

    Suicides

    Multiple suicides took place during the Dust Bowl in the southern Great Plains.

    Suicides

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Sanora Babb

    The Dust Bowl

    Sanora Babb

    Sanora Babb sent chapters of her book back to New York.

    Sanora Babb

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Psychological

    The Dust Bowl

    Psychological

    Dorthy Williamson discusses working in the southern Great Plains during the dust bowl.

    Psychological

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Modern Machinery

    The Dust Bowl

    Modern Machinery

    Learn how modern machinery made farming more efficient.

    Modern Machinery