Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 1934

Ruth Ray made up with Nadine so us three walked to school and home together. Pauline was absent.

May 9, 1934
Dust Storm - May 9, 1934

Beginning on May 9, 1934, a strong, two-day dust storm removed massive amounts of Great Plains
 topsoil in one of the worst such storms of the Dust Bowl. The dust clouds blew all the way to Chicago,
where they deposited 12 million pounds of dust. Two days later, the same storm reached cities in the
 in the east, such as Buffalo, Boston, Cleveland, New York City and Washington, D.C. That winter
(1934-1935) red snow fell on New England. 

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