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Kansas Conservation History | 1934- 1935

Kansas Conservation History

1934, May 11

First major dust storm originates in the Great Plains followed by several massive storms.

Photo of soil drift along fence line
Photo of soil drift Photo of dust storm approaching a town

1935, March 25

Limestone Creek erosion-control project is established at Mankato.


1935, April 1

Federal government establishes 10 erosion research stations to study the erosion problem.  Hays is one location selected.


1935, April 14

Black Sunday -- the worst storm of the Dust Bowl days

Photo of large dust storm

1935 (continued)