Dust Storm Approaching Stratford, Texas

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Title

Dust Storm Approaching Stratford, Texas

Description

"Black Sunday," 14 April 1935, was one of the worst dust storms in recorded U.S. history. Amidst drought conditions and amplified by poor agricultural practices, strong winds displaced hundreds of millions of tons of topsoil in the Great Plains--but particularly in Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle. This photograph was taken four days later but conveys a sense of how severe these anthropogenic events were.

Publisher

NOAA George E. Marsh Album

Date

1935-04-18

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

NOAA's National Weather Service Collection

Image ID #theb1365

Format

jpeg, 989 KB

Type

Still image

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Photograph

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