Would you panic if you saw this coming toward? Where could you go?

(I imagine there were many deaths from just breathing this air for so many years.)

Flora Robertson was interviewed in 1940 by WPA.  She talks about dust storms in Oklahoma in 1934 and reads her original poem beginning, “I came to Oklahoma before it was a state”

Where would you go if you saw this coming toward you?Dust Bowl Burns Documentary

Dust bowl refugee from Chickasaw, Oklahoma. Imperial Valley, California. “Black Sunday, 1934, that was the awfullest dust we ever did see” photographer Dorothea Lange

Dust bowl refugee from Chickasaw, Oklahoma. Imperial Valley, California. Black Sunday, 1934, that was the awfullest dust we ever did see

Abandoned farm of the western Panhandle, Cimmaron [i.e. Cimarron] County, Oklahoma. In 1934 and again in 1936 drought conditions in the Great Plains became so severe that it was necessary for the federal government to take steps to rescue dying cattle, relieve destitute families and safeguard human lives. From the report of the Great Plains Committee, 1936, photographer Dorothea Lange

abandoned field Oklahoma 1934 and 1936

On the outskirts of a modern Oklahoma City within sight of its gleaming skyscrapers. The rent, one dollar, is collected by the city and the health officer is in charge, although there is no sanitation Aug.1936, photographer Dorothea Lange

On the outskirts of a modern Oklahoma City within sight of its gleaming skyscrapers. Aug. 1936

Church in Oklahoma County. Elm Grove, Oklahoma Aug. 1936, photographer Dorothea LangeChurch in Oklahoma County. Elm Grove, Oklahoma Aug. 1936

People living in miserable poverty. Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Aug 1936, photographer Dorothea Langepeople living in miserable poverty. Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Aug. 1936

People living in miserable poverty. Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma 2 August 1936 photographer Dorothea LangePeople living in miserable poverty, Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma3 Aug. 1936

 The home of a family in Oklahoma County. Elm Grove, Oklahoma photographer Dorothea LangeThe home of a family in Oklahoma County. Elm Grove, Oklahoma Aug. 1936

People living in miserable poverty. Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma 2 August 1936 photographer Dorothea Lange

People living in miserable poverty. Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma2 Aug.1936

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