Dust Bowl photos bring past to presentDec 3, 2012
The Dust Bowl of the 1930s marked a decade of the worst drought in U.S. history. Planted seeds would shrivel and die in the ground before they could ever sprout. With no plants to trap the soil or moisture, the parched dirt turned to powder that was easily carried away by wind.
For more, see: Dust Bowl memories forever linger for landowner