Turtle Struggling to Cross Highway

"The sun lay on the grass and warmed it, and in the shade under the grass the insects moved, ants and ant lions to set trapes for them, grasshopper to jump into the air and flick their yellow wings for a second, sow bugs like little armadillo, plodding restlessly on many tender feet."
-Grapes of Wrath

When the Dust bowl was going on their would be dust storms that would move large portions of dirt and top soil into different states . Dirt from these storms would ended up in places like New York and Washington D.C. These storms damaged the land and put farmering lands out of commission.

" She saw the turtle and swung to the right, off the highway the wheels screamed and a cloud of dust boiled up. Two wheels lifted for a moment and then settled. The car skidded back onto the road, and went on , but more slowly. "
-Grapes of Wrath

"Lying on its back , the turtle was tight in its shell for a long time. But at last it's legs waved in the air and reaching for something to pull it over."
-Grapes of Wrath

When people left their home state during the dust bowl people could only travel so far. A lot of people couldn't afford cars so they would get rides from other families or would illegally get onto trains.

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