The 1930’s were a tough time, especially for the farmers who lost theirs farms and for the many children who died from the dust. The Dust Bowl was caused by modern farming tools and the large number of unprepared and unprotected farms. It is said that "In 1931, dust from the seriously over-plowed and over-grazed prairie lands began to blow. And, it continued to blow for eight long, dry years. As the storms blew across the plains, it came in a yellowish-brown haze from the South and in rolling walls of black from the North.
The Dust Bowl There’s a huge cloud coming only it 's not a cloud made of water, it 's a cloud of dust. When the Great Depression started in the 1930s there was a lot of economic problems, but during this time of crisis the Dust Bowl started. The dust bowl was a huge cloud of dust that destroyed parts of America. When the Dust Bowl hit it destroyed the agriculture and the dust storm affected the farmers living were the Dust Bowl hit and wherever the Dust Bowl hit, the farmer’s health was affected as well. When the Dust Bowl came it completely destroyed the agriculture due to the severe drought that had come before the actual storm arrived.
And it was overall a terrible event that occurred in Oklahoma. Oklahoma was so terribly destroyed, it was an awful tragedy. Other information in this book, for example: Billie Jo being poor is accurate because when the Dust Bowl hit, it took out most farms and farmers’ jobs. This means that Billie Jo’s father lost his job as a farmer. And with no job, then that means no income, which resulted in being poor.
People that lived in that area could not step outside or they would get dust in their lungs. Livestock could not breath or find food sources. Thousands of people lost their homes due to the storm. Changes in farming and agriculture in the early 1900s altered the landscape and soil creating the perfect environment for the Dust Bowl and impacted living conditions and economic policy. First, changes in farming and agriculture over the years led to the conditions that caused the Dust Bowl and impacted the Great Plains.
The frontiers of farming made the area more susceptible to soil erosion which blew dust that made people sick from dust pneumonia (Noel Sander).Illnesses would often last for a long time because there was no one there to treat the sick.Wind driven dust storms had appeared in a large number of counties in western Kansas and the. Dust storms had arisen in Oklahoma and Texas panhandles on several occasions between 1933 and 1935, each time filling the air with millions of tons of
“ The story highlights a very real and relatable experience about a family driven out of their home due to economic hardship and drought. Also known as “The Dirty Thirties,” the Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms causing major agricultural damage to the American west—especially the Oklahoma panhandle area, Kansas, and northern Texas. Farming methods at the time contributed to the severity of the problem. The arrival of farmers to the Great Plains created conditions for significant soil erosion during naturally occurring periods of cool sea surface water temperatures that regulate precipitation. “ http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/dustbowl/legacy/ 3.
The Dust Bowl received its name in April 35, 1935, the day after Black Sunday. Robert Geiger, a reporter wrote: “Three little words achingly familiar on a Western farmer’s tongue, rule life in the dust bowl of the continent – if it rains.”. It was also one of the worst disasters for its time. The depression lasted from 1930 to 1941, and it impacted the poor, such as delaying marriages, dropping the birth rate and many children became sick and ill. Franklin Roosevelt was the present at the time and dealt with the Dust Bowl, and was originally the governor of New York, He proposed many daring plaines that he even thought wouldn 't end well. The concept of the The New Deal was to get the USA citizens back on track, Roosevelt stabilized the
On paragraph 11, in “Letter from the Dust Bowl,” Mrs. Caroline A. Henderson writes to a friend that the dust storms have destroyed their barley, buried mulberry hedges that protected their shelters from north west winds, wiped out pastures, and turned their locust grove into fence posts. Despite these conditions, why did Mrs. Caroline A. Henderson and her husband decide to stay, while the rest of their fellow settlers left? The song “I’d Rather Not Be in Relief” opens with these lines: “We go around all dressed in rags While the rest of the world goes neat,” Who/What is the ‘We’ and ‘rest of the world’ referring to in the two lines above? The song “Dust Bowl Blues,” by Woody Gutherie, is about how the dust was so bad that it either buried
During the Great Depression, poverty swept across America like a storm destroying everything in its path. One such storm hit a small part of Texas where a man named Ira Yates ran a sheep ranch. Struggling to keep food on the table and pay his mortgage, Yates did all he could to make it. One day, a geologic crew from a large oil company visited. With Yates ' permission, they wanted to drill a well on his property, promising to share the profits if they found oil.
Have you ever imagined a world covered in a huge cloud of dust and soot - so much that you can’t even see your own hands? This is how the daily life in the Dust Bowl era felt when a giant cloud of dirt and dust rolled over an area of an affected plain state. For thousands of years, the Southern Plains were covered by shortgrass prairie. People looked to settle in the plain states in seek of better and less expensive land for farming. They ripped up a large portion of the land’s native crops and plants during the construction of housing and preparation of farmland.
The farmers and settlers then plowed up 100 million acres in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, California, Texas, and New Mexico, because there were some wet years.. Therefore, this event became known as the Great Plow-Up (Legacy and Worster 3). After the Great Plow-Up, there was a major drought that swept across the country. When drought, eager farmers, and loose land are combined, the result is catastrophic. The immense dust storms began in 1931 and they finally ended in 1939.
The first dust blizzard was in 1931.And there was also a drought in 1931-1939 that dried the area. It was said that it got up to 115°f. In 1939 during the fall rain came bring the end of the drought. And with the coming of world war two, pulling the country out of the great depression that made to plains golden with wheat once again. The natural weather blew the loose topsoil into
The livestock was another group that was affected in the dust bowl. When the AAA demanded the farmers to plow over there land they killed 6 million young pigs were slaughtered. Many of those pigs just starved because the farmers were no longer working so they could not feed them. When the dust bowl came money farmers and ranchers livestock were killed and when they cut them open there was only dust in there lungs and guts. The cattle grazing was reduced and millions of more acres were plowed and planted.