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This brief article includes excerpts from a letter written by Gertrude Fay Doane, a grade-school teacher in Winona, Kansas. She vividly describes a dust storm that hit her schoolhouse, writing that "clouds, rolling like smoke from the horizon high into the heavens, interspersed by sheets of dark blue, were being driven by some horrible force onward toward us." Doane also recounts the next day's rabbit drive and applauds the optimism of western Kansans in the midst of the Dust Bowl.

Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: February 28, 1935

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This source provides another perspective on dust storms, including their impact on students. It could be grouped with any of the other sources that describe how these storms affected Kansans' daily lives.

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

Item Number: 211780
Call Number: K551.51 Dust Bowl Clippings
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211780

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