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."
Grandma was an Okie from the Dust Bowl.
:::::::: VIntage Photograph :::::::: Farm buried in dust during the Dust Bowl Years.
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)
Dust Bowl Memories http://pinterest.com/bobbieje/the-dust-bowl-years/ http://pinterest.com/berthaautry/history/ This is interesting because it shows pictures and tells the difficulties during the dust bowl and what happens.
pictures of the dust bowl in the 1930's - Yahoo Image Search Results
Farming Family from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, so much personality and grit on each face, tough life.
Dust Bowl, 1936
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