Dust Bowl Part 1: How It Affected Farmers Across America

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The Dust Bowl Part 1: How it affected Farmers across America. How the worst storm in America changed the mid-west forever. During the 1930(Great Depression period) the demand for wheat was high. For farmers the southern plain was like the 1840 gold rush and a great place to grow wheat. That why it was called” Wheat County.” Although they were booming in wealth the other part of the country was struggling with the down effect of The Great Depression. Everything was good Intel; the soil nutrient came from the plants tuff roots. Most of the nutrients started to watch off into the creeks, rivers, and lakes. This was un-known to the early pioneers and they found out what happen the hard way. Most of the earlier settlers for livestock grazing until…show more content…
The beginning of the dust bowl started with a few new inventions starting with Hydraulic mining. Most of the water that was suppose to go to crops. Instead it with to mining for gold instead. Suddenly on the northern horizon appeared an enormous dark cloud they commonly called it a “black blizzard” or “duster.” The huge burst of wind and dirt rose thousands of feet into the air, energized by swirling 60-mile-per-hour winds. Little to be known that this wasn’t the first time this had happen just the most divesting time it happen. In the sudden darkness many people thought that the world was about to end. The Great Plains was plagued by dust storms in the 1930’s, but other extremes also afflicted the area during this period. Even tornadoes often hit this area and temperatures would reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The land was deva stead and couldn’t support any vegetation life at all. Extreme weather was surpperisly not new to this place. In fact, blizzards, powerful winds, and even dry summers. Yet the land had been resilient. The dirt and dust would trap millions of people in homes, cars, and in ditches. Not only that, it would chocked cattle by getting

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