The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the US and Canadian prairies during the 1930s. The migrants moved from terrible living conditions back home to not much better living conditions in California. The photographs below were taken by photographer Dorothy Lange in October 1939 of migrants before the opening of the Klamath Basin potato harvest. California, Siskiyou County, Tulelake.
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