Okie and the Dust Bowl - OKIE AND THE DUST BOWL EARLY 1930 Period 1 Introduction The Dust Bowl started in early 1930 Okie or Dust Bowl was a resident or

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Introduction The Dust Bowl started in early 1930. “Okie” or “Dust Bowl” was a resident or native of Oklahoma , Kansas, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. California used the “Okie” term for all agricultural migrants, no matter their home states and this term came to refer to very poor migrants from Oklahoma and nearby states.
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Farming Farmers exhausted through overproduction of crops and grassland and was hit with drought and winds, turning the plains into a dust bowl. Many farmers lost ownership of their farms and were forced to become tenant farmers or farm laborers. Many farmers and sharecroppers packed up their families and they took the Route 66 to California. decrease in farm prices and incomes.
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Effects on the American Family The Depression strengthened family ties, but also
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