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Secretary of the Emergency Dust Bowl Committee H. A. Kinney of Liberal (Seward County) sends Governor Walter Huxman of Topeka (Shawnee County) a copy of a telegram the committee sent President Franklin Roosevelt. The telegram appeals to the federal government for assistance in stopping the removal of top soil in the drought stricken areas of Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas. The telegram advises that the present program of management by individual farmers is inadequate. H. A. Kinney was also Secretary of the Liberal Chamber of Commerce.

Creator: Emergency Dust Bowl Committee
Date: April 23, 1937

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This document illustrates the dire situation and how the states were appealing for aid from the federal government. It also allows students to contextualize the situation by comparing the situation in Kansas to that of nearby states.

KS:7th:5.1:Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (2005)

Item Number: 207801
Call Number: Governor's Records--Huxman--Correspondence Received--Box 26.4, Folder 15
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207801

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