Black Sunday: The Great Dust Storm of April 14, 1935

Black Sunday: The Great Dust Storm of April 14, 1935

by Frank L. Stallings


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One giant, black dust storm in April of 1935 became the signature event of a devastating period in the history of the South Plains of the United States. The author, who grew up in Pampa in the Texas Panhandle, gathered a collection of reminiscences, reports, and responses to the storm by individuals who had been in it, and by newspapers that had reported about it, then reflected about the storm during the following years. But this is basically an oral history of interviews with well over 100 people and their personal experiences on that Black Sunday in the mid-thirties.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781571685285
Publisher: Wild Horse Media Group LLC
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

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Jerry Turner

Everyone knows a little about the Dust Bowl by watching Grapes of Wrath or listening to the songs of Woody Guthrie, but little is known about the terrible events of April 14, 1935. Stallings has taken oral history along with newspaper, weather and agricultural reports to blend together a great accounting of that day. Some of the remembrances are humorous, but many tell a story that lives were never the same after Black Sunday. Included are some poems and songs about that day. Some sages declare that prairie dogs were so confused that "they start to dig upwards." One claim that "you could poke a hole in the sky with your finger." All remembered removing bushels of dirt and sand from their homes. Black Sunday is needed if one is to have a complete picture of life in Texas. Get a copy, you’ll be glad you did.
— Jerry Turner, Navarro College, Mexia Daily News

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