Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Dust Storms in the 1930s

Every now and then you come across a photo that blows you away.

This is a dust storm on April 18 1935 in Stratford Texas.

Just one of many such storms to hit Texas that year - in fact the area gained the name, the Dust Bowl.

The effect on people's health can be imagined here and the series of storms led to the passing of soil conservation laws. Read about some of the effects of the storms.

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