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During the Great Depression, in portions of the North American Great Plains there was a years-long drought, leading to soil erosion and dust storms. Crops failed, forcing many farmers to leave in search of work elsewhere, notably California. Many of the displaced were from Oklahoma, and became known as Okies[?]. On May 11, 1934 a strong two-day dust storm removed massive amounts of Great Plains topsoil[?] in one of the worst such storms of the Dust Bowl.

See also: Woody Guthrie

Further Reading

  • The Dust Bowl: Men, Dirt, and Depression, Paul Bonnifield, University of New Mexico Press, Alquequerque, New Mexico, 1978, hardcover, ISBN 0-8263-0485-0.

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