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THe Dust Bowl Newspaper Article

THe Dust Bowl Newspaper Article

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Dust Storms Pick upPace
It¶s getting Worse
D
ust storms have continuallyincreased in frequency andstrength. Many citizens arewondering when these disasterswill end. About 40 big stormsswept through the
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ust Bowlyeast year in 1935, and thisdust reduced visibility for people to less than a mile. Themost destructive storms, oftencalled ³black blizzards,´ carrytons of soil all the way to theEast Coast. They are beginningto cause great heat amongresidents, and some arepredicting that the end of theworld is at hand. The filthy air .is damaging people¶s lungs andcausing illnesses such as ³dustpneumonia.´ Piles of dirt haveto be shoveled out of housesand away from barn doors.Cars and tractors are ruined. Many
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ust Bowl residents feel defeated bythe dust storms and the poor economic conditions. A majoritypersists, however, and has gained thenickname ³stickers.´ Others left for new opportunities on the West Coast,where the poverty-stricken migrantsfrom Oklahoma and other Midwestern states are not becomingknown as ³Okies.´Fortunately, the federal governmenthas developed programs to aid
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ustBowl residents. The SoilConservation Service, for instance, isteaching special methods of farming,such as contour plowing, limitedtillage, and terracing in order toreduce erosion and protect the soil.The Civilian Conservation Corps hasstarted ³shelterbelt´ projects to break the force of the winds. Trees areplanted in small groves fromChildress, Texas, to the Canadianborder.
The Oklahoma Times
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iving You the Best of News All the Time
- May 1936

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