Wilderless – The Dust Bowl

Thomas Egen’s book, The Worst Hard Time, is a terrorizing historical narrative of the Dust Bowl years of the 1930’s.  I read this horrifying tale some years ago and it has haunted me since.  The hardships that were faced by the people on the American Plains is inconceivable.  Egen recounts of survivors subsisting on eating road kill and canned tumbleweed to stave off starvation.  This book is a must read and a true testament of what can go wrong, so badly wrong, when people act rapaciously toward the land.  You will never look out of your car window at those endless miles of seemingly docile American farmland the same again.

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3 thoughts on “Wilderless – The Dust Bowl

  1. It is terrorizing indeed 😦

  2. These images always reminded me of my grandparents farming in Oklahoma during that period. Some of their stories were just as pictured. Thanks for sharing.

  3. The past two summers in the midwest have made me very concerned that we were heading into another dustbowl. Luckily, there’s been a decent amount of rain lately; we’re still in a deep drought, but I think we’ll make it.

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