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.

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.

The Dust Bowl:  By 1932, 14 dust storms, known as black blizzards were reported, and in just one year, the number increased to nearly 40.  The Dust Bowl brought ecological, economical and human misery to America during a time when it was already suffering under the Great Depression.

What caused the Dust Bowl?

THE DUST BOWL dust storms known as black blizzards were reported; in just 1 year, the number increased to nearly brought ecological, economical and human misery to America during a time when it was already suffering under the Great Depression)

Dust Bowl storm they called Black Sunday in Kansas

47 Photos Of The Worst Manmade Ecological Disaster In U.S. History

Two Colorado girls still able to draw water from a well amidst the storms raging through the Dust Bowl, 1935.

Children cover their faces at the swirling dust storms while pumping water in Springfield, Colorado, March Thousands of acres of wind-whipped eroded farmland turned the region into the Dust Bowl.

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