Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl

Season 1 Episode 4

Episode 4: Reaping the Whirlwind

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In the second episode of Ken Burns’s DUST BOWL, experience the gradual relief as the families of the plains seek new lives in California and government conservation efforts — and a break in the drought in 1939 — eventually stabilize the soil and bring the farms back to life, but with dangers of another Dust Bowl facing future generations.
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