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This image, part of the New Deal Indian Program scrapbook compiled by the Works Progress Administration, depicts a gully created by severe erosion. Erosion such as this depleted the soil of its nutrients and decreased fertility, and blowing soil contributed to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

Creator: Works Progress Administration Indian Program
Date: 1935

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This provides another visual of how traditional farming techniques of the early twentieth century contributed to the Dust Bowl. This source could also be used within the standard on New Deal projects.

KS:7th:5.1:Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (2005)

Item Number: 210639
Call Number: E93R.K2.1935c *131
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210639

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