Okies in the 1930's
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Connection to Today: Dust bowl: Like Okies in the 1930s, Iraqi farmers must move on or dig in : Veracity Voice

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Website on Top #1: "Songs of the Okies" Radio Script - American Memory Timeline- Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

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Website on Top #3: Okie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Okie is a term dating from as early as 1907,[1] originally denoting a resident or native of Oklahoma. It is derived from the name of the state, similar to Texan or Tex for someone from Texas, or Arkie or Arkansawyer for a native of Arkansas.

In the 1930s in California, the term (often used in contempt) came to refer to very poor immigrants from Oklahoma (and nearby states). Jobs were very scarce in the 1930s, but after the defense boom began in 1940, there were plenty of high-paying jobs in the shipyards and defense factories.

The "Okie" migration of the 1930s brought in over a million newly displaced people; many headed to the farms in California's Central Valley.

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