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 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 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 New Deal Programs

    The Dust Bowl

    New Deal Programs

    Help came to the Great Plains by way of New Deal programs.

    New Deal Programs

    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 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 New Farming Techniques

    The Dust Bowl

    New Farming Techniques

    Howard Finnell introduced farmers to new farming techniques.

    New Farming Techniques

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Roosevelt Weather

    The Dust Bowl

    Roosevelt Weather

    FDR tours the Dust Bowl.

    Roosevelt Weather

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Government Photography

    The Dust Bowl

    Government Photography

    The government hired photographers to capture the movement to CA.

    Government Photography

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Wheat Will Win the War

    The Dust Bowl

    Wheat Will Win the War

    Learn about what caused "The Great Plow Up" and the slogan "Wheat Will Win the War."

    Wheat Will Win the War

    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 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 Making The Dust Bowl | Uncovering the Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl

    Making The Dust Bowl | Uncovering the Dust Bowl

    Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan discuss making The Dust Bowl

    Making The Dust Bowl | Uncovering the Dust Bowl

    Video thumbnail: The Dust Bowl Trixie Travis Brown: Follett Texas

    The Dust Bowl

    Trixie Travis Brown: Follett Texas

    Trixie Travis Brown talks about her father moving to Follett, TX.

    Trixie Travis Brown: Follett Texas

    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 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 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