"Reaping the Whirlwind" on the Dust Bowl, Pt. 2 airs on Tuesday, April 30th at 7 pm

Apr 16, 2013

In the second episode of Ken Burns’s DUST BOWL, experience the gradual relief as the families of the plains seek new lives in California and government conservation efforts — and a break in the drought in 1939 — eventually stabilize the soil and bring the farms back to life, but with dangers of another Dust Bowl facing future generations.

"Reaping the Whirlwind, Pt. 2" on the Dust Bowl can be seen on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3 and channel 3-1.

When Harry Forester lost his farm to the dust and Depression in Oklahoma, the family converted its truck into a modern-day covered wagon and migrated to California in 1936, where Forester had found work. Two of his daughters (Louise, front row, left, in cap; and Shirley, second row, second from right) help tell the story of their father's broken dreams and the journey to a new life.