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Although Topeka lay outside the area affected most by the Dust Bowl, residents of Topeka did suffer from blinding dust storms. This photograph depicts a particularly fierce storm that hit Topeka on March 20, 1935. The photograph was looking north on Kansas Avenue from 7th Street.

Date: March 20, 1935

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This works in tandem with the entries from Mabel Holmes' diary that discuss this specific storm. This source is important because it illustrates how urban areas were affected by blowing dust. Teachers should note the car with its headlights on.

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

Item Number: 210972
Call Number: FK2.S5 T.4 D.1935 *3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210972

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