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This article describes the harrowing experience of the Modlins, a couple from Esbon, Kansas, whose car was forced off the road during a dust storm. After leaving the car to seek help, the couple got lost in a cornfield. Mrs. Modlin suffered from cuts to her legs and injury to her eyes from the blowing dust.

Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: March 19, 1935

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This is an excellent source for showing students how these dust storms affected the daily lives of Kansans. It could be paired with photographs of dust storms.

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

Item Number: 211781
Call Number: K551.51 Dust Bowl Clippings
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211781

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