Extras

    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 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 Lessons

    The Dust Bowl

    Lessons

    What lessons can we take from what happened during the Dust Bowl?

    Lessons

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl You Gave Us Beer, Now Give Us Water

    The Dust Bowl

    You Gave Us Beer, Now Give Us Water

    FDR was greeted with signs along the road saying "You gave us beer. Now give us water."

    You Gave Us Beer, Now Give Us Water

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Woody Guthrie: Okies

    The Dust Bowl

    Woody Guthrie: Okies

    No matter their state of origin, during the 1930s all newcomers were dubbed Okies in CA

    Woody Guthrie: Okies

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Caroline Henderson

    The Dust Bowl

    Caroline Henderson

    Learn about Caroline Henderson.

    Caroline Henderson

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Photographers of the Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl

    Photographers of the Dust Bowl

    During the Great Depression FDR's administration sought to document the economic crisis.

    Photographers of the Dust Bowl

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Woody Guthrie: The Great Dust Storm

    The Dust Bowl

    Woody Guthrie: The Great Dust Storm

    In the introduction to episode two Woody Guthrie sings "The Great Dust Storm"

    Woody Guthrie: The Great Dust Storm

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Sanora Babb

    The Dust Bowl

    Sanora Babb

    Learn about Sanora Babb.

    Sanora Babb

    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 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 Environmental Catastrophe

    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 Relief

    The Dust Bowl

    Relief

    Social worker Dorothy Williamson describes her experiences in the Dust Bowl

    Relief

    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

    Recollection

    Meet some of the people who lived in the Great Plains.

    Recollection

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    The Dust Bowl

    Reform

    In the summer of 1936, Roosevelt takes a whistle-stop tour across the Midwest.

    Reform