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My grandfather was farming near Goodland, Kansas

at the time. My dad was born in the early 30s and I heard stories of the dirt rolling in. My grandmother had to put him in his crib and cover it with a wet sheet which was later caked in mud. They celebrated when the drought broke, they were all out in a truck hauling freight to make ends meet at the time. Their family rode out the drought and then were able to buy cheap farmland and expand.

Growing up I saw the results, fence lines in our pastures where you could see the tops of the old posts occasionally sticking out of the ground when the old fences were buried. I can't even imagine that much dirt in the air.

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Posted: 12/25/2015 at 3:45PM


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