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Reaping the Whirlwind

The storms and the Great Depression continued.

The Great Plow-Up

The southern Plains were rapidly turned from grasslands to wheat fields.

About The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the Great Plow-Up, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.

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