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Title: "Dust Bowl"

Description: Share-croppers on the move on U.S. Highway 61 south of Hayti, Missouri during the "Dust Bowl" of the 1930s and the Great Depression in 1938; More than 1,000 men, women, and children spent the cold January night at campfires; the weather phenomenon called the "Dust Bowl" laid waste millions of farm and grazing acres; many who lost their farms in America' Midwest and Heartland moved westward seeking jobs, some finding them as migrant workers; so many left Oklahoma they became known as "Oakies;" the weather phenomenon was first called "The Dust Bowl" the day after a huge dust storm on "Black Sunday," April 14, 1935; the land devastation resulted in the U.S. Congress passing the Soil Conservation Act later that year that led to crop rotation and other improved farming measures; The Grapes of Wrath, a 1939 novel by John Steinbeck (John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr.; February 27, 1902-December 20, 1968), told of the plight of the Oakies and countless others displaced by the Dust Bowl disaster during the early and mid-1930s; Steinbeck was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the book which was the basis for the 1940 film, The Grapes of Wrath; many other movies were made about the "Dust Bowl" and its effects on American lives;

Location: Hayti, Missouri, 1938

Keywords: agriculture, Black Sunday, Dust Bowl, farms, farmers, farming, The Grapes of Wrath, Great Depression, Great Plains, migrant farmers, Oakies, Pulitzer Prizes, scare-croppers, soil conservation, Soil Conservation Act of 1935, John Steinbeck, U.S. Congress, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, 1930s.

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 1425 x 785 (1.12 MPixels) (1.82)

Print Size: 12.1 x 6.6 cm; 4.8 x 2.6 inches

File Size: 3.21 MB (3,362,382 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000096637

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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