BLACK SUNDAY - April 14, 1935 -  The rains didn't return until 4 years later.  When the dust settled in April 1935, scenes like this were repeated throughout the high plains region.  Crops were ruined.  Farms produced nothing.  Livestock died en masse.  People abandoned their homes in droves, with little more than the clothes on their back to show for many years of hard work building their homesteads.  There was nothing of value to sell, no one to sell to.

the depression dust bowl Unless one has read of it or has watched interviews of those who lived through this, it's hard to imagine the endless hell of this silt in one's nostrils, lungs, eyes---every part of your life for YEARS.

Dust storm during the Dust Bowl of 1930s. THIS is the moment I will say, "no, you Don't have to clean your room today."

Dust storm during the Dust Bowl of One natural disaster that could be compared with the Irish Potato Famine

Farming Family from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, so much personality and grit on each face, tough life.

Caption from LIFE. “Farmer John Barnett and his family are ‘Okies’ who stuck to their land near Woodward. They have 21 dairy cattle which yield a scant seven gallons per milking. Barnett takes.

More than one million acres of land were affected during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Dust Bowl Ladies - Oklahoma - 1935 - some said truthfully, that the wind blew the farm away, but we didn't lose everything -

dustbowl town | The Great Depression was cutting deeply into livelihoods and lives ...

Here, shown in this picture is the aftermath of 'The Dust Bowl'. 'The Dust Bowl' was recurring dust storms that happened throughout the The severe drought ended up causing extreme devastation to both Canada and the U.

Caption from LIFE. "Oklahoma farmer John Barnett's daughter Delphaline, 17, wears bright-colored slacks around the farm. She and her two brothers go to a rural school where there are only four other pupils. Next fall Delphaline will enter high school." Oklahoma, 1942. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Oklahoma, USA, 1942 "Oklahoma farmer John Barnett's daughter Delphaline, wears bright-colored slacks around the farm. She and her two brothers go to a rural school where there are only four other pupils. Next fall Delphaline will enter high school.

The picture above was taken in 1935 and shows a destitute family at a relocation camp in California.

Photograph shows a family of farmers devastated by the Great Depression. Photo dates to around 1935 during the Great Depression era.

A farm is buried during the dust bowl years, early 1930s.

:::::::: VIntage Photograph ::::::::Oklahoma Farm buried in dust during the Dust Bowl Years.

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