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The Dust Bowl

Recalling the 1930s-era environmental catastrophe that destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains and caused massive dust storms and "dust pneumonia." The 1920s saw a wheat boom in the region, but the Depression led to a drop in prices. In a bid to recoup (more…)

Premiered: November 18, 2012

Rating: TV-PG

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Dust cloud approaching, Boise City, Oklahoma, April 15, 1935

Ken Burns Explores the Great Depression in The Dust Bowl

The iconic photos from the southern plains states during the Great Depression say it all: the haunted eyes of weary mothers, children with their faces wrapped against the choking dust and families piling their belongings into trucks and heading to Ca… Read more

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  • Premiered: November 18, 2012
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • User Rating:4.33 out of 5 (6 ratings)
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  • Premise: Recalling the 1930s-era environmental catastrophe that destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains and caused massive dust storms and "dust pneumonia." The 1920s saw a wheat boom in the region, but the Depression led to a drop in prices. In a bid to recoup… (more)

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