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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Surviving the Dust Bowl
Aired:
11/16/2009
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Despite the desertification of once bountiful fields, people stayed, refusing to give up on the land & a way of life

 


AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Surviving the Dust Bowl

ORIGINAL BROADCAST: Monday 11/16 at 9:00 p.m. on CPTV

They were called “Black Blizzards,” dark clouds reaching miles into the sky, churning millions of tons of dirt into torrents of destruction. For 10 years, beginning in 1930, dust storms ravaged the parched and overplowed southern plains, turning bountiful wheat fields into desert. Disease, hardship and death followed, yet the majority of people stayed on, steadfastly refusing to give up on the land and a way of life. Liev Schreiber narrates. Part of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE The 1930s Series on CPTV

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