The Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl was one of the worst climatic events so far in America. It occurred in the Great Plains region. This region was suffering with several severe droughts in the early 1930s.Most of the land had been plowed up in the years before the 1930s because of wheat growing. Three million people had left their homes and farms. The people who did stay to try and keep their farm suffered huge economic losses. Some people even got dust pneumonia, where the lungs got filled with dirt. The wind would get so bad that you couldn't even see right in front of you. The dust rolls would reach a mile and a half high and destroy the landscape on its way through. By 1932 there were 14 dust storms reported and within a year that number grew to forty storms. The worst dust storm occurred in the early spring of 1935. Even though doors and windows would be sealed tightly, the dust and dirt managed its way in the houses. The Dust Bowl brought economical, ecological and human misery during the Great Depression; a time when no one needed any of that.