Dust Bowl
‘He’s a Farmer, He Isn’t Gonna Quit’

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In this in-depth interview, Dust Bowl survivor Lowell Kastner talks about the adverse impact that the severe dust storms that plagued the prairie lands in the U.S. and Canada during the 1930s had on his father’s cattle business. Kastner imparts how his memories of the Dust Bowl, also known as … Continue reading

Great Depression
Steinbeck on Life During and After the Great Depression


Author John Steinbeck discusses the differences he recently saw in the people of the Dust Bowl compared to his first visit during the Great Depression and explains how his book, “The Grapes of Wrath” represents real life. He also comments on how people reacted to the terrible situation and describes … Continue reading