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Unformatted text preview: leading to a reporter traveling through the region to dub it, the dust bowl. With nothing left, farmers were barely able to provide for their families, and relief was offered in the New Deal. Though the aid was there, it was often not used out of the pride the farmers hold. After years of dust storms shook the region, the worst storm yet came on April 14, 1935, a day often referred to as Black Sunday. A huge black cloud of dirt rolled in, accompanied by extremely high winds, engulfing everything in its path in a blanket of thick dirt. Not only were many homes destroyed, but the health of the people who survived the storm was diminishing. Many died from dust pneumonia. After many more years of harsh temperatures, no rain and continuing dust storms, the rains finally came at the end of the 1930s. With the rain came wheat growth, life, relief and finally a restored happiness among farmers in the dust bowl....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course HIST 157 taught by Professor Smead during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.
- Spring '07