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The Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl
Sanora Babb returns to her childhood home during the depression.
Clip: S1 | 3m 26s
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Tex Pace left the panhandle for CA and worked as a orange picker near Visalia, CA
Clip: S1 | 5m 8s
Trying To Get Ahead
Calvin Crabill talks about how his father drove a tractor at night to try to get ahead.
As the Great Depression sets in, farmers on the Great Plains begin to feel its effects.
New Deal Programs
Help came to the Great Plains by way of New Deal programs.
The Dust Bowl Intro
The Dust Bowl was a decade-long natural catastrophe of biblical proportions.
Trixie Travis Brown: Almost Moving to Idaho
Trixie Travis Brown Talks About Almost Moving to Idaho.
New Farming Techniques
Howard Finnell introduced farmers to new farming techniques.
FDR tours the Dust Bowl.
Clip: S1 | 50s
The government hired photographers to capture the movement to CA.
Wheat Will Win the War
Learn about what caused "The Great Plow Up" and the slogan "Wheat Will Win the War."
Robert Boots McCoy Talks About Burning Cow Chips
Robert Boots McCoy talks about burning cow chips.
More hope came to the dust bowl after a snowstorm hit the Great Plains.
First Look | A Storm is Coming
The Dust Bowl was the worst man made ecological disaster in American History.
Preview: S1 | 20s
Making The Dust Bowl | Uncovering the Dust Bowl
Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan discuss making The Dust Bowl
Preview: S1 | 5m 55s
Trixie Travis Brown: Follett Texas
Trixie Travis Brown talks about her father moving to Follett, TX.
Social worker Dorothy Williamson describes her experiences in the Dust Bowl
The Wheat Bubble Burst
The stock market crashed on what came to be called Black Tuesday.
Some people were arrested on the CA border for not having enough money.
Woody Guthrie sings “I Ain’t Got No Home” and talks about migrant families traveling.
In 1935, 850 million acres of topsoil are swept off the Great Plains.
Trixie Travis Brown: Sunday After Church
Trixie Travis Brown Talks About Sunday After Church.
Trixie Travis Brown: Housekeeping
Trixie Travis Brown Talks About Housekeeping.
Trixie Travis Brown Talks About Black Sunday
Trixie Travis Brown Talks About Black Sunday.