The wind started blowing, causing several dust storms. The drought and dust storms made life difficult for farmers in the Midwest for ten years. People who could no longer make payments for their houses got kicked out and their homes were then owned by the bank. Their belongings were auctioned off to the highest bidder and the families loaded up whatever they had left and drove away. Many people, however, were determined to stay behind and live through the “Dust Bowl”.
The Cherokees were forced to drag the wagons out of the muddy roads. Death became a daily occurrence because of the road conditions, winter distress, and illness. The government only provided a single blanket to each Indian as shelter from the cold wind of the winter. The ill-equipped Cherokees were trapped beside the frozen Mississippi River with many of them dying of pneumonia. Starvation and malnutrition made the Cherokees more prone to diseases like cholera, dysentery, and smallpox.
The blizzard was so severe it left trains unable to run for hours. The next day, parents could be spotted in five feet snowdrifts searching for children that had gotten caught in the terrible storm. Leaving 235 people dead, this blizzard is one of the worst to hit our
All over the world, unexpected weather can strike, leaving civilians to decide how to respond both physically and emotionally. In New England, each year brings a new brutally cold winter covering the area with snow. Tornadoes and droughts are unpredictable, yet very dangerous to the people in the Midwest. On the West Coast, especially in California, temperatures and humidity levels are high, resulting in annual brush fires that can can climb up the entire coast. In Linda Thomas’s essay “Brush Fire,” she describes the amazing sight that is involved with each new fire from her own perspective as a native of southern California.
In Yukon during the gold rush, a miner named Clay Dilham goes on a search for firewood while leaving his partner doing supper. During his journey, he had spotted a dead tree in the side of a a icy hill. He must climb “up the slide” to reach the tree, although he did not realize how treacherous the way down could be. He had experienced so many obstacles that he had decided that the best way down is going up the hill, which is still not that easy. After many hours, he had finally reached the top which had used much of his energy.
The article, “Malden Mills Case,” written by Penelope Washbourne, profiles a fire that broke out in 1995 and destroyed the sole textile mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts. This fire caused significant job loss and a substantial downfall in the residential area because the mill was the community’s one livelihood. While the factory was being rebuilt, the owner, Aaron Feuerstein, showed great morality by paying his employees for various months and by continuing their health insurance until the mill was reconstructed. Despite Feuerstein’s efforts, life was never the same for the community. Not just this, the Feuerstein family had more debt than the insurance payoff.
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” (Steinbeck). This act made many people who owned farms unemployed and they lost their farms and also there houses.
The Gallipoli campaign began when the Anzacs landed on Gallipoli on the 25th of April 1915. The campaign went for 8 long and exhausting months with 30 - 40, 000 casualties occurred. The soldiers at Gallipoli were constantly fighting the freezing cold, lack of water and food, the sweltering heat in some days and the diseases being spread around. A day to day life for a soldier was to make their country proud and to try and stay as healthy as possible in the shocking conditions. One of the most famous battles fought at Gallipoli was the lone pine battle.
Blizzards were so strong that they could trap livestock and homesteaders under the snow. During the long winter of 1886, horses and cattle died when their breaths froze over the ends of their noses, making it impossible for them to breathe. Building a home and establishing a farm was a challenge for even the most experienced farmers, but the free land, abundant wildlife, and richness of the soil made the challenge hard to resist. Choosing Your Homestead Choosing the right location for a homestead was very important. Newly arrived settlers, known as "sod busters," looked for land which featured a stream or creek and small rolling hills which served as windbreaks.
It’s hard to get through a day during the great depression. Everyday, my family worries about my father's job. Now there's one more thing to add to the pile of worries. The dust bowl. The storms have been going on for about 3 years now.
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.
James Fleming 8/25/15 Summer Reading Assignment 2015 James Fleming 8/16/15s Summer Reading Assignments Train Dreams by Denis Johnson Grainier 's story is set in a time of change, when the Industrial Revolution is just starting to take off. He is a "choker" preparing large spruce trees for to be transported down mountains in Washington State where they will be used in the building of a train bridge over the Robinson Gorge. Throughout the book, he will live in the woods in order to stay happy and secure, meanwhile threatening him and his family. Forest will be destroyed while he grows up, due to both the Industrial Revolution and forest fires that wipe out trees with ease. Grainier struggles through life with only some small victories, the most important being him obtaining a horse and wagon after his friend, Hank Pinkham, dies.
The creeping artillery barrage began to move steadily toward the Germans. Behind it advanced 20,000 soldiers of the first attacking wave of the four Canadian divisions, a score of battalions in line abreast, leading the assault in a driving north-west wind that swept the mangled countryside with sleet and snow. Guided by paint-marked stakes, the leading infantry companies crossed the devastation of No Man 's Land, picking their way through shell-holes and shattered trenches (Vimy Ridge, 2014). Within thirty minutes the Canadian 1st Division, under Arthur Currie, had succeeded in capturing German front line positions by using the creeping barrage in spite of a snowstorm (Duffy, 2009). Each soldier carried at least 32 kilograms of equipment, plus, a similar weight of the all-pervasive mud on uniform and equipment.
This article touches base on one of numerous ongoing issues in California right now, drought. The author travels to a few of the various counties that are feeling this drought the greatest. Meanwhile, he also interviews a few farmers on the issues, to get their opinion on the drought. “Generally, farms established before 1914 get their water allotment before farms with lower-priority rights.” (Richtel, page 6). Due to this unwritten law made before the drought, Parvinder Hundal, a farmer that started his business in 1986 is feeling just how devastating this drought really is.
One reason I am choosing to leave is that there is too much sickness. I have a very large of dying from the sicknesses getting passed around. I overheard General George Washington say that around 3,989 soldiers have gotten sick by February (Busch 147). And that 2,500 deaths have come from sickness (Busch 147). Frostbite and Smallpox have played a big part here at Valley Forge.