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Tenant farmers Bill and Edna Heim of Kensington, Kansas, wrote this letter to farm owner Clarice Snoddy of Topeka regarding drought conditions and government soil conservation programs on the farm. The letter demonstrates the use of local and federal government programs to counter the removal of a dangerous amount of topsoil from farms on the southern Plains. Kansas began appealing for emergency federal aid in 1937 to counter sever drought and wind erosion in what is commonly known as the Dust Bowl.

Creator: Heim, Edna
Date: August 31, 1938

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Since there are few selections from personal correspondence, this letter (and other letters from the Heims) can flesh out other sources that talk about relief programs and farmers' daily experiences during the Dust Bowl.

KS:11th:2.1:Dust Bowl experiences (2005)

Item Number: 209095
Call Number: Clarice Snoddy Coll. #123, Box 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209095

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