Life During the Dust Bowl

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The Dust Bowl was a rough time for farmers in the 1930’s. The Dust Bowl was a drought that had many dust storms involved, which lasted about a decade.
What was life like for the people in the dust bowl? People spent a decade of their life trying to survive in a drought, having to fight diseases, shoveling dust out of their homes, and watch as all their crops get blown away. Some residents thought it was the end of the world.
Being a kid in Oklahoma during the dust bowl wasn’t the greatest. Every morning no matter the weather conditions the kids would have to milk their cows, and feed all the farm animals (A Child's Life During the Dust Bowl). The walks to and from school were never easy. They would walk several miles, and it would always be very windy. Sometimes the kids would have no choice but to walk backwards because the wind was that bad. Pneumonia was also a problem for the children. Since food was also scarce in the dust bowl, children suffered watching their parents starve. Moving away from the dust bowl didn’t mean life would get easier. Many people moved to California, and they were given a nickname “Okies.” Most of the kids would get teased because they were an Okie. The Okies were called dumb because they didn’t have the opportunity to go to school as much because of the dust storms (A Child's Life During the Dust Bowl). In my opinion if I was kid living in the dust bowl I would probably want to kill myself. I would not be able to handle it. It seems like there was nothing to look forward to and each day was another struggle. I can barely go just a few hours without anything to eat. Knowing that they had to eat the same things every day, and always would end up chewing on some dust makes me happy with the way my lif...

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...elful of fine sand flung against the face. People caught in their own yards grope for the doorstep. Cars come to a standstill, for no light in the world can penetrate that swirling murk... We live with the dust, eat it, sleep with it, watch it strip us of possessions and the hope of possessions. It is becoming Real." said by Avis D. Carlson (Ganzel, The Dust Bowl). The farmers could have colorful fruits on one day, and then the next it would turn black the next. People were getting really tired of the drought and were desperate to try anything to let rain fall. This one guy named Tex Thorton had a crazy idea that explosions would give some excitement to the atmosphere and rain fall would happen. Surprisingly, after a couple of explosions; a little bit of snow began to fall from the sky. But it wasn’t what the people were looking for. Then on one random day a group

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