The Dust Bowl

by Owen Wurst and Rebekah Larson

Causes...


During the development of the Great Plains, farmers uprooted wild grasses that kept moisture into the ground. During the Great Depression crop prices dropped down to a new lows, leading farmers to keep fields uncultivated. On tops of that, the presence of drought, left soil to dry to dust. Creating a nation wide Dust Bowl from Texas to the Dakotas.

The Storm

Wind caused the dust to be picked up and blacked out the skies. When the dust settled it would bury crops and livestock, also suffocate individuals caught outside; by entering their airways.

The Black Blizzard

Dust storms became more frequent, increasing from 22 to 72 storms a year,

in just three years.

Effect...

Many farmers were forced to mortgage their land. If a farmer lost their land, they often would move to California in hopes to find a better life.

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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Your representation is so beautiful of the Dust Bowl and was such an awesome layout of your information.

2 years ago
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Nice pictures, that's a lot of dust

2 years ago
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I liked all of the information as well as the video. It really ties all of the information together.

2 years ago
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I liked the information and the video.

2 years ago
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Great pictures and video. Include some more information in your explanations.

2 years ago
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I really like how your information is well explained and short. I also like the video it gives a good ending to your presentation.

2 years ago
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loved the layout and pictures...could maybe use more information on the effects of the dust bowl

2 years ago
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We all learned in biology why preservation of the prairie is important and these people didn't make it easy by doing this. I learned about them uprooting the grass and how it caused the dirt to become dust. The pictures reinforced the images in my head ten-fold. I would maybe have a little bit more info to specify things and not be so general, but otherwise it was good.