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This photograph, taken in Barber County at the height of the Dust Bowl, demonstrates the effects of severe drought. Cornfields such as these also contributed to blowing dust because the root systems of corn plants were too shallow to hold loose dirt in place.

Date: 1934

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This provides students with a visual of how severe drought affected crops. It works in tandem with a variety of sources that detail how misuse of land, when paired with drought, could wreak havoc on farmland. This source was selected for both the 7th and the 11th grade standards on the Dust Bowl.

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

Item Number: 210641
Call Number: FK2.B1 .4 Dr.1934 *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210641

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