A Picture Worth Thousands of Words: The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns


For two hours, Vernon and I watched disturbing, yet stunning visuals flash across our television screen. Frightening images of gigantic black blizzards engulfing barns and cities with devastating results. Plagues of jackrabbits and locusts. Old and young coughing from dust pneumonia. The first DVD of The Dust Bowl, by Ken …

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Piecing a Legacy: A 1930 Quilt Story


With the perspective of youth, Dennis McCann observed, “Those must have been depressing times, those long ago days of bread and milk, of feedbag clothes, and canned tumbleweed dinners. Of little or nothing.” Jane Tamse countered in her feeble, quivering voice, “Those were frugal days, but they left us with …

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Radio: The Voices from the Air


“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stoop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”                                                                 -Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Life in the dust bowl on isolated homesteads presented challenges …

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