W.E. Allbright, farmer, shown plowing, as dust blew, in an effort to check soil erosion by wind, March 31, 1935, Hutchinson, Ks. He adopted the plan of Gov. Alf Landon, who advocated plowing list rows at intervals to catch the drifting earth. Gov. Landon obtained a promise of federal aid in the dust-stricken area. (AP Photo)
W.E. Allbright, farmer, shown plowing, as dust blew, in an effort to check soil erosion by wind, March 31, 1935, Hutchinson, Ks. He adopted the plan of Gov. Alf Landon, who advocated plowing list rows at intervals to catch the drifting earth. Gov. Landon obtained a promise of federal aid in the dust-stricken area. (AP Photo) ASSOCIATED PRESS
W.E. Allbright, farmer, shown plowing, as dust blew, in an effort to check soil erosion by wind, March 31, 1935, Hutchinson, Ks. He adopted the plan of Gov. Alf Landon, who advocated plowing list rows at intervals to catch the drifting earth. Gov. Landon obtained a promise of federal aid in the dust-stricken area. (AP Photo) ASSOCIATED PRESS

1931-1940: Dust, depression and baseball

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