R. Douglas Hurt

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R. Douglas Hurt is a Smithsonian Fellow in the History of Science and Technology.

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August 1977

In the 1930’s, “black blizzards” eroded a 97-million-acre section of the Great Plains, which an AP reporter casually but appropriately termed the “Dust Bowl.” The name stuck. Another Dust Bowl is not inevitable, but it is possible.