The Dust Bowl

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  • "Three little words achingly familiar on the western farmers tongue, ruled life in the Dust Bowl of the continent-if it rains." "Dust Bowl" was probably a throw away line for Geiger. Since two days later he referred to the disaster" zone a "Dust Belt."
  • There where more then 100 million acres of land destroyed by the Dust Bowl.
  • The Dust Bowl extended across the prairie states of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, OKlahoma, New Mexico and, Texas. The core of the Dust Bowl was located in Kansas, OKlahoma, Colorado, Nebraska, and New Mexico.
  • A new paper reporter gave the "Dust Bowl" it's name: Associative press reporter Robert Geiger opened his April 15, 1935.
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