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The Great Depression : Dust Bowl

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Jesse Huang

on 22 October 2012

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General Information The Great Depression: Dust Bowl By:Jesse Huang and Jared Haney Herman Goertzen remembered seeing chickens going to sleep because they thought it was night time from the sky being so dark Cause The Dust Bowl was created by a huge drought that killed off crops and heavy winds blowing in sand. The sand killed off the crops. Crops also died because they were poorly watered. The farmers removed the natural plants which caused the soil to be loose. Effect Farming equipment was lost because they were submerged in sand. They also lost a large amount of money of because the crops wouldn't grow. Farmers lost millions of acres of land because they couldn't pay back loans. Witnessed Stories Leroy Hankel remembers seeing a truck being blown around 35ft away because of the dust storm's strength. Harvey Pickrel bought a tractor very cheap, but he had to dig it out of the dirt before he could buy it. -The Dust Bowl lasted for 6 to 10 years between 1930 and 1940. The length depended on where you were located. -The Dust Bowl was a large number of dust storms that occurred in the place where Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas all met -The dust storms blew at most sixty miles per hour and killed over seven thousand people. Sources english.illinois.edu
The Dust Bowl: An Agricultural and Scocial History By: R. Douglas Hurt
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