[2016] ashley Ocasio: Daily life of the 1930s

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[2016] ashley Ocasio: Daily life of the 1930s

Not only did farmers have to worry about "Black blizzards"(dust storms) they also had to worry about biblical plagues of jackrabbits and grasshoppers. They would come and eat almost all of the little bit of crops they had left. In order to combat townsmen corraled the jackrabbits in pens and beat them to death with golf clubs and bats. The grasshoppers were burned and crushed with tractors.

The daily life in the 1930s was rough. Pedestrians had to wear face masks (bottom left) and full face coverings(bottom right). You couldnt even give a nice handshake without causeing a spark that sent them flying to the floor.

Timeline- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/timeline/dustbowl/dust bowl refugee song- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ehYkr0NhUuncovering the dust bowl- http://www.pbs.org/video/2247092322/dust bowl article- http://www.history.com/topics/dust-bowlurArticle http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-dust-bowl

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Daily life in the 1930s

The daily life in the 1930s

Worst of all the dust storms caused many health issues especially in Infants, Children and elderly. The dust caused Coughing, Spasms, Shortness of breath, Asthma, Bronchitis and Influenza. Also something called Dust Pnemona or brown plague killed hundreds of people.


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