Reaping the Whirlwind | Preview
Experience the conservation efforts to bring farms back to life
Modern machinery made wheat farming more efficient and profitable.
Modern machinery made farming more profitable.
The Depression Comes to the Southern Plains
Wheat prices continue to fall and a drought begins the farmers look to FDR for relief.
The Dust Bowl Intro
The Dust Bowl was a decade-long natural catastrophe of biblical proportions.
The Great Plains goes through a boom period.
The Wheat Bubble Burst
The stock market crashed on what came to be called Black Tuesday.