The Roberts used to be a family of successful farmers living in taxes During ww1 there was an increase demand for wheat ,farmers were encouraged too plow millions of acrs of farmland to plant wheat to provided for the soliders . the goverment made a contract with a farmers to but their wheat
Meet the Roberts!!
Oh no !! What are we going to do now?
But as wwl ended the great depression began and the government pulled the Roberts contract
I guess we will have to cut down prices of our wheat.
How are we going to make any money?
The Roberts had an abundant amount of wheat but people were no longer buying it.so they began to sell their wheat for a much cheapter price therefore not making any money
Why is nothing growing?
They tore up the what that drought occurred it exposed over plowed farmland and soil lacking nutrients
The wind jacked up the soil which created massive dust storms in Texas
whatever you do dont open the door!
Because we will get consumed by dust!
Where am i going to work?
where will we live
The Roberts moved to the city to get away from the dust but they didnt have enough money to live there. jobs were hard to find in the city so they ended up living in the city so they ended living off soup kitchens for a couple years . Mr.Roberts tried to find a job but no one had enough money to pay him.It was a rough couple of years for the Roberts