Just 9 days until the release of the 1940 Census!
This Sunday at 2 pm, Ken Burns gives us a sneak peek of his upcoming PBS film, “The Dust Bowl,” about one of the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. Writer and senior producer Dayton Duncan and senior producer Julie Dunfey will join Burns for a post-screening discussion. (Details here)
Many people who were counted in the 1940 Census were affected by the disaster of the Dust Bowl. This photograph is from the Farm Security Administration and the original caption reads: “Farmers whose topsoil blew away joined the sod caravans of “Okies” on Route 66 to California, ca. 1935.”