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Len - today was the first dust storm we had to wear handkerchiefs tied over ours the dust storm caused damage to many Americans the dust storm were cause by drought faces to keep the dust out our faces its has almost been a week seen the first dust storm and the dust is every were even in the house it is real bad it get in the food in the beds I really don’t like live like this it very hard just to walk to school some times we are sent home form school because the dust and sometime we had to stay over night when it became to dangerous to walk home is so bad it feel like the dust bowl is taking over our life’s little by little it hard to keep the dust out of the house and out of the food

 

 

Len – we were forced to lave our house because of the dust storm we were among the people who were left homeless which was harder for use because we had no were to go to get away from the dust house had to get torn down because of the dust the dust storm turned day into darkness people tried to make it rain by following old folklore by killing snakes and hang them up many people suffered from the air biome dust because the inhaled so much dust some people had shortness of breath are bronchitis and influenza the brown plague killed many of people            

 

Len- our livelihoods were affected we lost property so I migrated to look for work they called us hobos because we did not have any money to travel so we had to hoop trains it was illegally so they hired guards      to keep us of the railways    some were killed by the guards some were killed by try to hoop on the trains sometimes winds would reach up to 60 miles make it very hard to walk and see I can not believe I have made it I have no home to go to am trying to find work then the new deal made programs for  us farm to help us get back on our feet that give so many of us hope for better days some of the programs were called agricultural adjustment act civilian  conservation corps  farm security administration soil conservation services and the rural electrification act

 

Len when FDR got into office he designed programs to conserve the soil and restore the ecological the dust bowl had the largest migration                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

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The Dust Bowl 1930s - All Americans Will Pull Together.. . The Federal Government’s Evolving Role in Dealing with Disaster - Guides at Emory University - Main Library (Woodruff)

The Dust Bowl 1930s - All Americans Will Pull Together.. . The Federal Government’s Evolving Role in Dealing with Disaster - Guides at Emory University - Main Library (Woodruff) | the dust bowl 1930s | Scoop.it
Guide accompanying exhibit of primary and secondary sources related to twentieth century disasters. Woodruff Library, Third floor New Book Rotunda
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On Plains, concern about another Dust Bowl - USATODAY.com

On Plains, concern about another Dust Bowl - USATODAY.com | the dust bowl 1930s | Scoop.it
Seventy-five years have passed since the worst of the Dust Bowl, a relentless series of dust storms that ravaged farms and livelihoods in the southern Great Plains that carried a layer of silt as far east as New York City.
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vocabulary list 1

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mechanization- the condition of having a highly technical implementation

cultivated-Break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting.

erode-of wind, water, or other natural agents) Gradually wear away (soil, rock, or land

immense-Extremely large or great, esp. in scale or degree

visibility-The state of being able to see or be seen.

okies-a term, dating from as early as 1907, originally denoting a resident or native of

migrants-A worker who moves from place to place to do seasonal work.

 

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Nathan Cushenbery-Andrews's comment, February 28, 2013 4:31 PM
Make sure you add your sentences using the terms.
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Legacy | THE DUST BOWL

Legacy | THE DUST BOWL | the dust bowl 1930s | Scoop.it
THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the 'Great Plow-Up,' followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.
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Dust storms in the 1930s Dust Bowl

Dust storms in the 1930s Dust Bowl | the dust bowl 1930s | Scoop.it
Drought Research at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in Palisades, New York
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WGBH American Experience | PBS . Surviving the Dust Bowl

WGBH American Experience | PBS . Surviving the Dust Bowl | the dust bowl 1930s | Scoop.it
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
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