Extras

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The Dust Bowl

Relief

Social worker Dorothy Williamson describes her experiences in the Dust Bowl

Relief

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The Dust Bowl

Reform

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

Reform

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The Dust Bowl

Recovery

In 1935, 850 million acres of topsoil are swept off the Great Plains.

Recovery

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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

Psychological

Dorthy Williamson discusses working in the southern Great Plains during the dust bowl.

Psychological

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The Dust Bowl

Plows and Bubbles

Learn about the two types of plows farmers used.

Plows and Bubbles

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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

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The Dust Bowl

Okies

Woody Guthrie sings “I Ain’t Got No Home” and talks about migrant families traveling.

Okies

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The Dust Bowl

New Farming Techniques

Howard Finnell introduced farmers to new farming techniques.

New Farming Techniques

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The Dust Bowl

New Deal Programs

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

New Deal Programs

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The Dust Bowl

Modern Machinery

Modern machinery made farming more profitable.

Modern Machinery

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The Dust Bowl

Modern Machinery

Learn how modern machinery made farming more efficient.

Modern Machinery

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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

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The Dust Bowl

Low Valued Wheat

Even thought wheat prices had plummeted, farmers went back to work in the fall.

Low Valued Wheat

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The Dust Bowl

Lessons Learned

What have we learned from the Dust Bowl?

Lessons Learned

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The Dust Bowl

Lessons

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

Lessons

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The Dust Bowl

Jack Rabbits

Plagues of jack rabbits swarmed the great plains destroying everything in their path.

Jack Rabbits

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The Dust Bowl

Hugh Bennett

Hugh Bennett went on a fact finding trip through the Great Plains in search of a solution.

Hugh Bennett

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The Dust Bowl

Heading West

Some people packed up their families and headed west.

Heading West