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What Were Major Causes of the Dust Bowl Apex

What Were Major Causes of the Dust Bowl Apex. Three girls modelling various dust basin masks, which were worn in areas where the dust in the air acquired breathing difficulties, circa 1935. Bert Garai/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images When the drought hitting the Gre­at Plains, roughly one-tertiary of the farmers left their …

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