As a “giant heat wave” moved east across the nation, heat records that dated back to the Dust Bowl fell with uncanny speed.
I grew up on the prairies of South Dakota during the years of the Dust Bowl and this book tells our story.
My parents were born in the midst of the Dust Bowl, so I heard those stories my whole life.
also dustbowl, "drought-plagued region of the U.S. Midwest," first recorded 1936.
A parched region of the Great Plains, including parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas, where a combination of drought and soil erosion created enormous dust storms in the 1930s. The novel The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, describes the plight of the “Okies” and “Arkies” uprooted by the drought and forced to migrate to California.