Dust Bowl, 1930s


As a result of the Dust Bowl, agriculture in the Texas panhandle was effectively wiped out, causing approximately 34 percent of farmers to leave the region between 1935 and 1937. Beginning in the late 1930s, the federal government responded to the disaster with programs by agencies such as the Drought Relief Service and Civilian Conservation Corps; by the mid 1940s the drought had lifted from the region. Watch archival footage of the 1930s Dust Bowl.
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