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Dustbowl Memories Offer Present Warning

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An approaching dust storm, most likely in southwest Kansas. The southwest corner of the state was one of the hardest hit areas during the Dust Bowl. Date: Between 1935 and 1936 (Photo via Kansas Historical Society /
The Dust Bowl of the 1930s is the subject of a new documentary from Ken Burns, which is currently airing on PBS television stations. The man-made disaster left an indelible mark on the Midwest and on history. And, as
Harvest Public Media’s Grant Gerlock shares in this report, there could still be lessons to learn from the Dirty Thirties.

Part one of the Ken Burns documentary on the Dust Bowl began last (SUN) night on public television stations. Part two airs this (MON) evening on PBS. For more information on this story - and the Dust Bowl - click here.


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