Great Depression

On Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929, the stock market crashed, triggering the Great Depression.

Imogene Glover was growing up in the Panhandle of Oklahoma when devastating dust storms swept across the Southern Plains.

A charismatic speaker, Franklin D. Roosevelt was able to rally the public to his cause. His political abilities allowed him to be elected for four terms, an unprecedented event.

April 14, 1935, dawned clear across the plains. Then a huge black cloud appeared on the horizon, approaching fast.

Some left to escape poverty or troubled families, others because it seemed a great adventure.

Timeline of the Great Depression

Born on a Nebraska farm in 1916, Donald Newhouser rode the rails from 1935 to 1938, following the harvests through the West: the hay fields in Colorado, potato picking in Idaho, apples in Washington, hops in Oregon.