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This photograph depicts an approaching dust storm in Morton County, Kansas, during the 1930s. Morton County, in the southwest corner of the state, was among the hardest hit areas during the Dust Bowl. Dust storms, such as the one depicted here, could blow for a full day, coating everything in their path with a layer of dirt.
Date: Between 1933 and 1937
This source works in tandem with other photographs depicting dust storms, as well as written accounts of dust storms that have been selected for this standard. Note that the building in the foreground appears to be almost completely buried by dust.
KS:11th:2.1:Dust Bowl Experiences (2005)
Item Number: 210006
Call Number: FK2.M9 .4 D.1935c *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210006
Agriculture - Environment - Soil - Soil erosion
Agriculture - Environment - Weather - Storms - Dust
Collections - Photograph
Community Life - Disasters and accidents - Dust Storms
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1930-1945 (Kansas_Benchmark 2) - Dust Bowl experiences (Indicator 1) - Dust storms
Date - 1930s
Environment - Weather - Storms - Dust
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Places - Counties - Morton
Thematic Time Period - Great Depression and Dust Bowl, 1929-1941
Type of Material - Photographs