Black Blizzard q & a mixed up - BLACK BLIZZARD QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS MIXED UP During the 1930s the nations heartland was ravaged by what The

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BLACK BLIZZARD QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS MIXED UP During the 1930’s the nation’s heartland was ravaged by what? The worst dust storm of all, called Black Sunday, happened on April 14, 1935. The dust blew for 27 days and nights. How much soil was on the move during the May 9 th storm in 1934? Part of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico were affected by drought and over plowing. How many millions of acres of farmland was turned into a desert during the Dust Bowl? A Black Blizzard had to hit the east coast (depositing top soil on the decks of ships at sea) for the people in Washington to realize there was a problem in the Midwest. How did boosters lure in farmers to the Great Plains? Hugh Bennett was the father of soil conservation and thought it could help save the Great Plains. He lobbied Congress and stalled a meeting until a Black Blizzard hit Washington, D. C. What five states did the “Dust Bowl” encompass? The drought on the Plains began in 1931 when they received only 17 inches of rain – three less than any other year. What did it take for people in Washington, D. C. to recognize that there was a problem in the Midwest?

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