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According to this article, the dust storms that swept through Kansas during the "dirty thirties" generated high levels of electricity. Fred Ellis, a Western Union telegraph operator who was interviewed for this article, contributes this rise in electricity to the friction caused by dust particles swirling together into dust storms.

Creator: Kansas City Times
Date: February 20, 1937

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This interesting article would be particularly fascinating for students who enjoy science; it could also be grouped with other documents selected for this standard that discuss the effects of these storms on the Kansas population.

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

Item Number: 210981
Call Number: K551.51 Dust Bowl Clippings
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210981

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