The Dust Bowl: Environmental Conservatism
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Following the Dust Bowl catastrophe, greater amounts of land became dedicated to wheat production and local inhabitants believed the Dust Bowl was behind them. However, in the 1950s, symptoms of a relapse were looming. Luckily, many farmers used Howard Finnell's conservation practices; therefore, the catastrophe was averted.

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  1. What happened to the price of Dust Bowl lands during the 1940s?
  2. How were the damages of drought mitigated in the 1950s?
  3. How can profits obscure consequences?
  4. What is the Ogallala? How is it a part of a looming crisis?

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    identify the impact of various issues and events on life in Texas such as urbanization, increased us...
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    explain ways in which geographic factors such as the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the Dust Bowl, lim...
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    analyze the impact of physical and human geographic factors on the settlement of the Great Plains, t...

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  • Toni
    11 months ago
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