In 1935 many families had to leave their homes and farms seeking work and food due to the drought caused by the dust bowl. This lasted for about 4 years. This is a picture of one family leaving and mirgrating to a better place for their survial during these times.
Dust Bowl Survivors: Oklahoma, 1942 - Farmer John Barnett's wife, Venus, works in her vegetable garden after a second planting, Oklahoma, 1942. A windstorm earlier in the year blew the first seedlings away.