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Surviving the Dust Bowl- A Thought

Last night I was watching Surviving the Dust Bowl an American Experience episode first shown in 1998. It is the story of the almost ten year long drought that hit the southern midwest from the late 1920’s to the late 1930’s which lead to what became to be known as the Dust Bowl. The show interviews men and women who grew up in the Dust Bowl and watched as their parents fought to stay on their land. Watching the espisode reminded me that much of what we complain about today is trivial and overblown and that we have survived much harder times.

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