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Kansas, A Land of Dust and Drought

The following interviews were conducted by Ms Julia Butler’s 7th and 8th grade Language Arts Projects class to learn about the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s, the drought of the 1950s, and how agricultural practices changed until today.  They were conducted in February, 2015 with technical assistance by the Kinsley Library.

Earl Jensen, (12/10/1920 – 8/6/2016)  Retired barber, tells of the Dust Bowl days on the farm and being in the Civilian Conservation Corp

Darrel Miller, Retired Edwards County Farmer speaking on the 1950 drought

Marty Gleason, Extension Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent, speaking on the changes in farming