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This oral history interview with Olive Kramer of Hugoton, Stevens County, describes her experiences during the dust bowl of the 1930s. She devotes much of her interview to reminiscing about how these dust storms interrupted the daily routines of those living in western Kansas. She also mentions government programs -- such as the cattle purchase program -- that provided relief for citizens suffering from unemployment. During a particularly bad spell, her husband (who also gave an interview) sent her and their children east to Kansas City (it is not clear for how long). Kramer talks also about the emergency hospital set up in the basement of the Methodist Church to care for the residents dealing with dust pneumonia. Copied from Dust Storms as Remembered by Hugoton Citizens.

Creator: Kramer, Olive
Date: 1979

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This engaging source provides a female perspective; students could compare her interview and her husband's interview to discuss what they each emphasized or did not emphasize. It also has useful information about health concerns and the cattle program.

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

Item Number: 210795
Call Number: K551.51 Pam v. 1, no. 2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210795

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