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This oral history interview with Sherman Brollier, a lawyer in Hugoton, Stevens County, describes his experiences during the dust storms of the "dirty thirties." He focuses particularly on the ways that these storms disrupted his family's day to day existence. To protect his wife Ruth and his daugther Nadine, who both had breathing problems, Brollier took them to Red River, New Mexico to live during the summer. He would often go down to visit them, driving the 330 miles early in the morning or late at night. Brollier had contemplated moving his family away from Hugoton, and in 1937 he traveled west to see if the depression was as severe in the far West. He discovered that the depression had hit those states just as hard, although they did not have to contend with the blowing dust. So, he and his family remained in Hugoton.

Creator: Brollier, Sherman
Date: 1979

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This source gives an example of someone who thought about moving out of the Dust Bowl. It also has interesting anecdotes that are not found in other sources selected for this standard, and therefore it will grab students' attention.

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

Item Number: 210808
Call Number: K551.51 Pam v. 1, no. 2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210808

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