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.

Farming Family from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, so much personality and grit on each face, tough life.

Caption from LIFE. “Farmer John Barnett and his family are ‘Okies’ who stuck to their land near Woodward. They have 21 dairy cattle which yield a scant seven gallons per milking. Barnett takes.

Dust storm during the Dust Bowl of 1930s. THIS is the moment I will say, "no, you Don't have to clean your room today."

Dust storm during the Dust Bowl of One natural disaster that could be compared with the Irish Potato Famine

The Dust Bowl:  By 1932, 14 dust storms, known as black blizzards were reported, and in just one year, the number increased to nearly 40.  The Dust Bowl brought ecological, economical and human misery to America during a time when it was already suffering under the Great Depression.

What caused the Dust Bowl?

THE DUST BOWL dust storms known as black blizzards were reported; in just 1 year, the number increased to nearly brought ecological, economical and human misery to America during a time when it was already suffering under the Great Depression)

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.

Community Post: Heartbreaking Photos Of The Dust Bowl

Heartbreaking Photos Of The Dust Bowl

Dorothea Lange - People living in miserable poverty, Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, August 1936 [via Shorpy]

More than one million acres of land were affected during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Dust Bowl Ladies - Oklahoma - 1935 - some said truthfully, that the wind blew the farm away, but we didn't lose everything -

dustbowl town | The Great Depression was cutting deeply into livelihoods and lives ...

Here, shown in this picture is the aftermath of 'The Dust Bowl'. 'The Dust Bowl' was recurring dust storms that happened throughout the The severe drought ended up causing extreme devastation to both Canada and the U.

The picture above was taken in 1935 and shows a destitute family at a relocation camp in California.

Photograph shows a family of farmers devastated by the Great Depression. Photo dates to around 1935 during the Great Depression era.

A farm is buried during the dust bowl years, early 1930s.

:::::::: VIntage Photograph ::::::::Oklahoma Farm buried in dust during the Dust Bowl Years.

Entire cities could be cast into darkness as large swells of dust would mount into tidal waves, covering every inch for miles.

Entire cities could be cast into darkness as large swells of dust would mount into tidal waves, covering every inch for miles. I find dust bowl photographs so interesting.

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