The Dust Bowl
From a giant storm, to a great migration. The happiest and the most miserable days. It all happened through the Dust Bowl.
The Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl, a natural catastrophe that casused many deaths and many families to loose it all. It oucured in the Panhandel, Oklahoma. The rich soil tempted farmers to get the most out of it and this is what caused the Dust Bowl. The farmers who had farms in these areas eventualy tried to force the soil to produce more than it could, which gradualy led to the soil loosing nutrience and dry up. Since these farmers where poor and had no irigation system they couldnt water their crops and soon after the soild dryed it stopped raining in the Panhadel and the wind began to blow causing major dust storms that led to the Dust Bowl.
As a result of these storms the farmers had to sleep with wet rags on their faces to filter out dirt and get cattle, tractors and other farm equipment indoors whre they would be safer. Crops would shrivel and die and they had to hunt rabits and eat beans or things they could find that whre edible to feed their children and to survive. After approximetaly four years of living in missery in the Dust Bowl they saw adveretisment from a place called California saying that it had jobs and high wages. Imediatly the families became excited and dicided they would move to california in the search of a better life. Many families sold their belongings and bought old cars called Jalopys. So they packed up what they could with a smile on their faces and headed for California on route 66.
On their way they suffered. They had to get random jobs to buy some gasoline or food. They whre forced to sleep out doors and wash up in streams. They headed up perilouse mountains and when they ran out of food the adults where forced to drink only coffe and children would eat coffe grounds. After months of suffereing they reached orchards and endless seas of green. They where crying tears of joy and laughing and rejoicing. They went into town and relized that the Californians had adveratized for more that they could afford. In every town they went to, they saw sighnes saying that they had no work. So they settled in tin cottages and other material houses made from scractch. They still had no food and the cruel farmers wouldnt even share surpless crops. When their kids tried to go to school they had poor school supplys and where forced to sit on the floor. They had misserey and poor sanitation and many of the Okies died but they gained hope of each other.
Hope For The Okies
The Okies suffered from their move to california but this was to change soon. The rumor spread that the Californian goverment was building a camp that provided a home, food and better sanitation. Lucky for the okies this rumor was true. For very little cost the Okies could live in better condittions and have affordable food. Later the Okie kids met a man who would change their future. This man saw what happened to the Okie children at school. He heard that teachers thought Okies where to inproperly educated in tha past that that they thought that they couldnt possibly learn anything now. The proffesor had faith that the okie children could learn if they where given a chance. So each day he went to play with the Okie kids in the feild next to the goverment camp. He made friends with lots of the Okie parents. Then he dicided to take action by running for a position that would allow him to give the Okies a better learning expirience. The Okie adults voted for him, there for he won and gave the Okies a better future.
Thanks to kind hearted people, the Okies had a better future. They had help,but the still had to face an uncertain future.
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