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Under the Microscope
5:36 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Dust Bowl memories offer present warning

A dust cloud rises over an unspecified town on the southern Plains.
Photo courtesy kansasmemory.org, Kansas Historical Society

The Dust Bowl of the 1930s left an indelible mark on the Midwest and on history. It is the drought against which all others are measured. And it was a man-made disaster that could still offer lessons today.

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