Thursday, April 16, 2015

North Dakota Dust Storm

Today's picture shows a dust storm in 1937. The picture was taken in North Dakota. Things look so bleak and barren one wonders how they could even afford to keep the horses and mules.


  1. Who would have the money to purchase them? Nobody else in the area could afford to keep them fed, and you couldn't just turn them loose. So you kept them and hoped for rain.

  2. You can't see the animals closely enough to tell how skinny they might be. I wonder what they find to eat. There's only one tiny bush, and very little grass up around the fence. I doubt there's a lot of hay or alfalfa growing, or put away in that shed. But I agree with Lady Anne-who's going to buy them? Nobody had any money.