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In 1931 the rains stopped and the “black blizzards” began. Powerful dust storms carrying millions of tons of stinging, blinding black dirt swept across the Southern Plains—the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma, western Kansas, and the eastern portions of Colorado and New Mexico. Topsoil that had taken a thousand years per inch to build suddenly blew away in only minutes. One journalist traveling through the devastated region dubbed it the “Dust Bowl.

Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas Dust bowl surveying in Texas Image ID: Historic C Collection Location: Stratford, Texas Photo Date: April 1935 Credit: NOAA George E.

Photograph of an American farm woman during the Dust Bowl in the 1930′s.

Eyes of the Great Depression 008 - A mother in California who with her husband and her two children will be returned to Oklahoma by the Relief Administration.

The Dust Bowl

A farm house buried in dust. Community Post: Heartbreaking Photos Of The Dust Bowl

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), a great American photographer, is perhaps best known for her photographs of Dust Bowl migrants during the Great Depression.

Cameron and Lange

"Migrant Mother" The Great Depression and Dust Bowl era of American history captured some powerful images. This photo was taken of Florence Owens Thompson, a migrant worker mother, in California It has become an iconic image of that age.

July 24, 1935 – The Dust Bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (43°C) in Chicago, Illinois and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin above - Dust Masks Worn During the Dust Bowl, 1936

Dust Masks Worn During The Dust Bowl Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Dust bowl dust masks July 1935 – The Dust Bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to in Chicago, Illinois and in Milwaukee, Wisconsin above - Dust Masks Worn During the Dust Bowl, 1936

Rabbits/Hares at a water hole during The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl is recognized as the worst natural disaster in modern history.

The Dust Bowl. The animals died, they could not breathe with no shelter the dust filling their lungs.

The Dust Bowl. The animals died, they could not breathe with no shelter the dust filling their lungs.

Dorthea Lange (1895-1965) Photographie sociale - devoir de voir Dorothea Lange, dust bowl era

Par Dorothea Lange-Migratory Mexican field worker's home on the edge of a frozen pea field, Imperial Valley, CA.

Oklahoma panhandle was in the heart of the Dust Bowl.

The Dust Bowl hit the farming sector hard, and was one of the main causes for the Great Depression. The Dust Bowl tore apart lands, and ruined many peoples source for their main income. farms were abandoned, and million people became Migrants.

This Dorothea Lang photograph is what I imagine Sheila's home to be like.

Heartbreaking Photos Of The Dust Bowl

Art Dorothea Lange - 1935 - New Mexico - Resettled Farm Child From Taos Junction to Bosque Farms project, New Mexico. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

Caption from LIFE. "Oklahoma farmer John Barnett's daughter Delphaline, 17, wears bright-colored slacks around the farm. She and her two brothers go to a rural school where there are only four other pupils. Next fall Delphaline will enter high school." Oklahoma, 1942. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Oklahoma, USA, 1942 "Oklahoma farmer John Barnett's daughter Delphaline, wears bright-colored slacks around the farm. She and her two brothers go to a rural school where there are only four other pupils. Next fall Delphaline will enter high school.