masthead_37.jpg
Local NPR for the Cape, Coast & Islands 90.1 91.1 94.3
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Dust Bowl Stories from 'The Worst Hard Time'

A young boy in the Dust Bowl region of the United States, circa 1935
/ Getty Images
/
A young boy in the Dust Bowl region of the United States, circa 1935

During the Great Depression, many people fled the drought-stricken region that stretched from Nebraska to the Texas panhandle. The struggles of those who stayed are the subject of a book by New York Times reporter Timothy Egan.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.