A horrifying tragedy has struck the late 1920's. A sudden decline in stock prices has resulted in the drastic drop in economic wealth; deeming the name "stock market crash".
Banks, worldwide, began the liquidation process, cleansing their business completely and losing the majority of their client's money. Most civilians could not afford to pay for basic commodities, millions suffering the loss.
The Dust Bowl, a natural disaster in which Oklahoma was affected by severe soil erosion in the early 1930's, hit at an unfortunate time. This event caused many to resort to dryland farming and form a balanced budget.