Farming Family from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, so much personality and grit on each face, tough life.

Caption from LIFE. “Farmer John Barnett and his family are ‘Okies’ who stuck to their land near Woodward. They have 21 dairy cattle which yield a scant seven gallons per milking. Barnett takes.

BLACK SUNDAY - April 14, 1935 - The rains didn't return until 4 years later. When the dust settled in April 1935, scenes like this were repeated throughout the high plains region. Crops were ruined. Farms produced nothing. Livestock died en masse. People abandoned their homes in droves, with little more than the clothes on their back to show for many years of hard work building their homesteads. There was nothing of value to sell, no one to sell to.

the depression dust bowl Unless one has read of it or has watched interviews of those who lived through this, it's hard to imagine the endless hell of this silt in one's nostrils, lungs, eyes---every part of your life for YEARS.

Dust Bowl Ladies - Oklahoma - 1935 - some said truthfully, that the wind blew the farm away, but we didn't lose everything - we still got the mtg. Weather lore proclaimed that dust had to be thrown in a man's face to revive him after he fainted when a drop of rain finally hit his face.

Dust Bowl Ladies - Oklahoma - 1935 - some said truthfully, that the wind blew the farm away, but we didn't lose everything -

dust bowl - 1934

Here, shown in this picture is the aftermath of 'The Dust Bowl'. 'The Dust Bowl' was recurring dust storms that happened throughout the The severe drought ended up causing extreme devastation to both Canada and the U.

The picture above was taken in 1935 and shows a destitute family at a relocation camp in California during the American Dust Bowl of the Great Depression.

Photograph shows a family of farmers devastated by the Great Depression. Photo dates to around 1935 during the Great Depression era.

Caption from LIFE. "Oklahoma farmer John Barnett's daughter Delphaline, 17, wears bright-colored slacks around the farm. She and her two brothers go to a rural school where there are only four other pupils. Next fall Delphaline will enter high school." Oklahoma, 1942. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Oklahoma, USA, 1942 "Oklahoma farmer John Barnett's daughter Delphaline, wears bright-colored slacks around the farm. She and her two brothers go to a rural school where there are only four other pupils. Next fall Delphaline will enter high school.

Two Colorado girls still able to draw water from a well amidst the storms raging through the Dust Bowl, 1935.

Children cover their faces at the swirling dust storms while pumping water in Springfield, Colorado, March Thousands of acres of wind-whipped eroded farmland turned the region into the Dust Bowl.

Dust Bowl storm they called Black Sunday in Kansas

47 Photos Of The Worst Manmade Ecological Disaster In U.S. History

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