"Black Blizzard" Blankets Country

November 11, 1933. Cities and towns from Texas to Canada are feeling the effects of the "black blizzard" that struck the mid-west today. This massive dust storm created sand drifts as high as six feet in areas of the country, burying roads and vehicles.

As the worst drought in American history continues to turn over-farmed soil into dust, more of these devastating storms can be expected.

Source: Marc McCutcheon, The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life from Prohibition through World War II, Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, 1995.