Winds blow away the top soil and soil washed into the Arkansas River in the Dust bowls of the Great Plains, United States.
United States USA Date:1941 Duration:3 min 29 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Department of Agriculture documentary depicts how rural America used machines to achieve production at a terrible cost to the land and people including erosion and poverty. The Dust Bowl in the Great Plains. The top soil is blown away in a storm. Barren land. Soil washed into the Arkansas River. Layers of soil in the river. Wasted land and rivers due to sheet erosion. Soil destruction, barren land and farms. Texas: A town founded by cotton farmers long ago. Abandoned houses, damaged roads. Emaciated cows search for food. On the edge of the town, migrant landless farmers sit by a fire near a car. Rains and water erode the soil. A sign in a barren eroded patch reads 'Abernathy Furniture Co.'. The wind blows away the top soil.
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