We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.


Dust Bowl map

Confused about where the Dust Bowl actually is? Wonder no longer.

Dust storm photo

This is really frightening stuff—you can understand why a person might want to find the "do re mi" and get the heck out.

Dust Bowl refugees

A real picture of an Oklahoma family packing up for California in 1935.

Dorothea Lange: "Migrant Mother"

The most famous of many incredible photos by Lange documenting the Great Depression in rural America.

Woody Guthrie's childhood home

Guthrie's own story really did start in rural Oklahoma.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...