I watched Ken Burns special on the Dust Bowl. You realize the courage of these already very religious people. They came to this land, known as the Great American Desert, and built large scale farming on it, not realizing what was coming.
Anything Ken Burns creates is well done. You understand the reluctance of most to give up on their homesteads. Most stayed. They were reluctant to accept the new farming techniques the Interior Department was pushing. Tough, brave people, who loved the Plains.
Would it be better to turn the land back over to the switchgrass for biofuels and the buffalo?
- The Dust Bowl, a documentary by Ken Burns (Review) (stephrockwest.com)
- Ken Burns on the Making of His New Documentary, The Dust Bowl (mentalfloss.com)
- The Dust Bowl and the Great Recession (jollycarolyn.wordpress.com)