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The Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl
Tex Pace left the panhandle for CA and worked as a orange picker near Visalia, CA
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Sanora Babb returns to her childhood home during the depression.
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Robert Boots McCoy Talks About The Southern Great Plains
Robert Boots McCoy talks about the southern Great Plains.
Robert Boots McCoy Talks About Burning Cow Chips
Robert Boots McCoy talks about burning cow chips.
What lessons can we take from what happened during the Dust Bowl?
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Making The Dust Bowl | Uncovering the Dust Bowl
Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan discuss making The Dust Bowl
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Learn about Arthur Rothstein.
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Dale Coen Reads a Poem
Dale Coen reads a poem he thinks his mother wrote.
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."
Woody Guthrie: Okies
No matter their state of origin, during the 1930s all newcomers were dubbed Okies in CA
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Learn about Caroline Henderson.
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Photographers of the Dust Bowl
During the Great Depression FDR's administration sought to document the economic crisis.
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Woody Guthrie: The Great Dust Storm
In the introduction to episode two Woody Guthrie sings "The Great Dust Storm"
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Learn about Sanora Babb.
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The Dust Bowl Intro
The Dust Bowl was a decade-long natural catastrophe of biblical proportions.
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 Talks About Dust Storms
Dale Coen talks about dust storms.
As the Great Depression sets in, farmers on the Great Plains begin to feel its effects.
Floyd Coen Talks About Dust Storms
Floyd Coen talks about dust storms.
Floyd Coen Talks About Having A Big Family
Floyd Coen talks about having a big family.
Social worker Dorothy Williamson describes her experiences in the Dust Bowl
Government Reform Programs
By 1937, the Dust Bowl farmers are asking for government help.
Meet some of the people who lived in the Great Plains.
In the summer of 1936, Roosevelt takes a whistle-stop tour across the Midwest.