Dust Bowl

English: A farmer's son in Cimarron County, Ok...

English: A farmer’s son in Cimarron County, Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl era. Category:Farm Security Administration images (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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?




About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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