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Iowa Public Television's "The Dust Bowl," 1979

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Courtesy of Iowa Public Television, "The Dust Bowl," Iowa Heritage Hard Times - Iowa Public Television, 1979


This 1979 video was produced by Iowa Public Television. It focused on the impact of the Dust Bowl on Iowa farms and farmers.

Source-Dependent Questions

  • What do you see in the video that would help you to understand why this weather event was called the Dust Bowl?
  • Describe the scenes you see during the video. What do these images tell you about the impact of the Dust Bowl on Iowans?
  • What do Rose Stoops and Jane Ferris share that would explain what Iowans faced during the Dust Bowl?

Citation Information 

"The Dust Bowl," Iowa Heritage Hard Times - Iowa Public Television, 1979. Courtesy of Iowa Public Television