• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • 8-18-03
  • Description
  • Photograph, b/w. This Oklahoma family was photographed traveling by freight train through the Yakima Valley, Washington in 1939. During the dust storms of 1932, in the Great Plains states, many farms literally dried up and blew away. Thousands of farmers packed up their families and traveled west, where they hoped to find work in agriculture. Finding work however did not end the migrant’s travels, because to maintain a steady income they were ... more
    Photograph, b/w. This Oklahoma family was photographed traveling by freight train through the Yakima Valley, Washington in 1939. During the dust storms of 1932, in the Great Plains states, many farms literally dried up and blew away. Thousands of farmers packed up their families and traveled west, where they hoped to find work in agriculture. Finding work however did not end the migrant’s travels, because to maintain a steady income they were forced to follow the harvest. Transportation--A Student's Historical Explanation; Studying the Great Depression through novels. 16 History; 15 Economics. less
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  • Hobo2