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The dust bowl storm of 1934...



Item # 670998

May 12, 1934

NEW YORK TIMES, May 12, 1934 

* Dust Bowl (1st report)
* Black blizzards
* Topsoil lost


The front page begins with one column heads: "HUGE DUST CLOUD, BLOWN 1,500 MILES, DIMS CITY 5 HOURS" "Soil, Loosened by Drought in West, Hovers High in Air--Belt 1,800 Miles Wide" "Weigh 300,000,000 Tons" and more. Additional related coverage with photos on page 8.
Wikipedia notes that on May 11, 1934, a strong two-day dust storm removed massive amounts of Great Plains topsoil in one of the worst such storms of the Dust Bowl. The dust clouds blew all the way to Chicago where filth fell like snow. Several days later, the same storm reached cities in the east, such as Buffalo, Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. That winter, red snow fell on New England.
Complete in 34 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. Great condition.


Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

Category: The 20th Century