The Dust Bowl: The Dirty Thirties

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The Dust Bowl was the name given to the Great Plains area when a bad drought hit most of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. Illinois and Ohio are as far as the dust storm went. For 8 years the cloud of yellowbrown dirt raged through most of the Great Plains. The life of the people who had to live through it were changed forever. The kids had to wear masks to go to school every day and the teachers and parents patched up any holes in their walls so sand and dirt wouldn’t get in. The reason why it happened was the farmers fault because the farmers planted each crop twice in a row and made the ground, over the years, very soft, dry, and crumbly so when the wind picked up it would blow the dirt all over the place making this huge…show more content…
The Dust Bowl was the worst dust storm in the 20th century. The Dust Bowl happened in the 1930s and that is how the 1930s got the name “The Dirty Thirties”. Since the storm was made of sand and dirt and how fast the wind speeds were, the storm would have been able to rip skin of a persons body. Many got lost in the storm and were found with dirt all over themselves or probably behind a car or truck to use as a shield. The storm had a huge impact on the lives of people that had to live through it. The Dust Bowl was the name given to the place where the storm took place. Also, there was many storms and not just one. After the storm; there was many people that wanted to do everything they could to get it to stop the storms from happening again. They did things in state parks, wildlife conservatories, and natural wildlife parks. The Timeline of The Dust Bowl. 1931Big drought hits several midwest states and is not letting up. 1932The drought raging on as a dust storm hits the states. March

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