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The Dust Bowl affected 100,000,000 acres, centered on the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma, and adjacent parts of New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas.

The Dust Bowl affected acres, centered on the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma, and adjacent parts of New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas.

Midland, Tx. Dust storm 2011.

Dust Storm as Seen From the Air, Midland, Texas, We use to call them West Texas rain storms.

Dust bowl farmer with tractor and young son near Cland, New Mexico, June 1938, by Dorothea Lange

Dust bowl farmer with tractor and young son near Cland, New Mexico, June by Dorothea Lange

Dispossessed Arkansas farmers, Bakersfield,  California.  1935 Dorothea Lange

Pictured here are 1935 Arkansas farmers in the middle of the dust bowl and in extreme poverty.

Oklahoma drought refugees stalled on highway near Lordsburg, New Mexico. 1937 May. Library of Congress.

Oklahoma drought refugees stalled on highway near Lordsburg, New Mexico. Library of Congress.

"Brown Monday"  Dust storm that rolled into Lubbock, TX on Oct. 17th.

"Brown Monday" Dust storm that rolled into Lubbock, TX on Oct. Actually drove into this and seriously didn't think I'd come out alive. Totally gave new meaning to the song "Jesus take the wheel"!

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