Life In The Dust Bowl

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Ever heard of the Dust Bowl? “The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms that really damaged the agriculture of the US and during the 1930s. The Dust Bowl was a severe drought that has started to ruin the agriculture. When this happened the states including Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico were affected.” ( John Steinbeck ). This act made many people who owned farms unemployed and they lost their farms and also there houses. When their farms got ruined they knew that they continue their life there. So many of them migrated to California.“By 1940, 2.5 million people had moved out of the Dust Bowl states and started to head toward the states by the Pacific” (John Steinbeck). I believe that California was a place that would attract unemployed farm workers from the Dust Bowl states because they could start a new life there it also is a easy way to find farm jobs because of its agriculture, climate, and the easiness of getting water. …show more content…

The main reason that it attracted them is that the agriculture in California was amazing. “The soil of the land was very deep and at the same time rich. In the soil there were also many free rocks.” They could had all the land they would have wanted or needed because back then in that time there was a lot on acres of land that you could have owned. With this type of agriculture this people that have moved were living their lives in a very happy way that they wanted. They were able to plant the crops that they needed with nothing and stopping and they could of had all the land that they wanted. This is one reason why California was the best spot for farming after the Dust Bowl. There are many more reason that they moved

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