BLACK SUNDAY - April 14, 1935 -  The rains didn't return until 4 years later.  When the dust settled in April 1935, scenes like this were repeated throughout the high plains region.  Crops were ruined.  Farms produced nothing.  Livestock died en masse.  People abandoned their homes in droves, with little more than the clothes on their back to show for many years of hard work building their homesteads.  There was nothing of value to sell, no one to sell to.

the depression dust bowl Unless one has read of it or has watched interviews of those who lived through this, it's hard to imagine the endless hell of this silt in one's nostrils, lungs, eyes---every part of your life for YEARS.

The picture above was taken in 1935 and shows a destitute family at a relocation camp in California.

Photograph shows a family of farmers devastated by the Great Depression. Photo dates to around 1935 during the Great Depression era.

oklahoma dust bowl

Dust Bowl Ladies - Oklahoma - 1935 - some said truthfully, that the wind blew the farm away, but we didn't lose everything -

dustbowl town | The Great Depression was cutting deeply into livelihoods and lives ...

Here, shown in this picture is the aftermath of 'The Dust Bowl'. 'The Dust Bowl' was recurring dust storms that happened throughout the The severe drought ended up causing extreme devastation to both Canada and the U.

Dust storm during the Dust Bowl of 1930s

Dust storm during the Dust Bowl of One natural disaster that could be compared with the Irish Potato Famine

Farming Family from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, so much personality and grit on each face, tough life.

Caption from LIFE. “Farmer John Barnett and his family are ‘Okies’ who stuck to their land near Woodward. They have 21 dairy cattle which yield a scant seven gallons per milking. Barnett takes.

1930's Dust Bowl

Oklahoma, USA, 1942 "Oklahoma farmer John Barnett's daughter Delphaline, wears bright-colored slacks around the farm. She and her two brothers go to a rural school where there are only four other pupils. Next fall Delphaline will enter high school.

The Dust Bowl:  By 1932, 14 dust storms, known as black blizzards were reported, and in just one year, the number increased to nearly 40.  The Dust Bowl brought ecological, economical and human misery to America during a time when it was already suffering under the Great Depression.

What caused the Dust Bowl?

THE DUST BOWL dust storms known as black blizzards were reported; in just 1 year, the number increased to nearly brought ecological, economical and human misery to America during a time when it was already suffering under the Great Depression)

Dust Bowl storm they called Black Sunday in Kansas

47 Photos Of The Worst Manmade Ecological Disaster In U.S. History

There were three major dust storms during the Dust Bowl: November 11th, 1933, in South Dakota; May 9th, 1934, along the Great Plains; and the "Black Blizzard" of April 14th, 1935. In the winter of 1935-36, red snow fell on New England.

There were three major dust storms during the Dust Bowl: November in South Dakota; May along the Great Plains; and the "Black Blizzard" of April In the winter of red snow fell on New England.

Scene from a Kansas farm during the Dust Bowl.  Drifts of sand pile up beside the barns and farmhouse against the barren backdrop of drought-ravaged Kansas in this 1936 photograph

Soil blown by dust bowl winds piled up in large drifts on a farm; March photo by Arthur Rothstein

A farm is buried during the dust bowl years, early 1930s.

:::::::: VIntage Photograph ::::::::Oklahoma Farm buried in dust during the Dust Bowl Years.

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