Video: The Dust Bowl

Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas. Dust Bowl surveying in Texas. The dust clouds are three to four times the height of the farm houses in the picture.

What would cause such a tremendous dust storm?

Farmers were forced off their lands during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s when the rains stopped and the topsoil blew off these former grasslands. A wind storm blew huge amounts of soil into the air in Texas on April 14, 1935. This scene was repeated throughout the central United States.


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