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In this reminiscence, Pauline Winkler Grey of Meade County recounts the raging dust storm that hit western Kansas on April 14, 1935. Her retelling includes information about how she prepared for an impending dust storm and how the blowing dust affected the residents of western Kansas. In particular, her account of the storm itself powerfully displays the ferocity of these storms that swept through the Dust Bowl. This volume of the Pioneer Stories of Meade County was sponsored by the Meade County Council of Women's Clubs.

Creator: Grey, Pauline Winkler
Date: 1950

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This is perhaps the most vivid account of a dust storm that has been selected for this standard. It would work alongside other reminiscences and photographs of dust storms; most importantly, it also provides a woman's perspective.

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

Item Number: 211072
Call Number: K978.1 M46 –M46
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211072

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