Ken Burns Dust Bowl documentary: 10 devastating photos of dust enveloping the Great Plains
Angela Carter Digital First Mediamercurynews.com
11/16/2012 08:47:03 AM EST
November 16, 2012 2:2 PM GMTUpdated:
11/16/2012 09:02:08 AM EST
The Dust Bowl was a natural disaster brought on during the 1930s by severe drought conditions, combined with poor farming and land use practices that depleted top soils of grass and moisture. This enabled strong winds to lift sand and dust into enormous clouds.
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