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This oral history interview with Gus Kramer of Hugoton, Stevens County, describes his experiences during the dust storms of the 1930s. In it he recounts how difficult it was to make a living, and how the drifting soil clung to everything, clogging engines and seeping through cracks in buildings. He also compares living during the Dust Bowl and Depression to his early childhood, when the area around Hugoton was covered with healthy, green grass. This interview was printed in Dust Storms as Remembered by Hugoton Citizens, a collection of interviews collected by the Hugoton High School Social Studies Club.

Creator: Kramer, Gus
Date: 1979

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This source gives students a lot of interesting information about life in the Dust Bowl, but it also provides some contextualization by discussing life before the dust storm. He talks about how people today take so many things for granted, while "old-timers" know what it really feels like to do without luxuries. This source could be grouped with a variety of sources, including the other interviews taken by the Hugoton High School Social Studies Club.

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

Item Number: 210794
Call Number: K551.51 Pam v. 1, no. 2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210794

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