Thursday, 21 July 2011

1937 heat-wave on the prairies - no one called it Global Warming.

Cornfield destroyed by
thistles, wind and drought.
Farmers moved to cities
looking for jobs.
Small Dead Animals quotes from The Winter Years by James Gray. Read the grim report from 1937.

More pictures here.
 "The Saskatchewan crop was destroyed by the fourth week of June. Then the heat got worse. The Lake of the Rivers went dry and in the process a great mass of prehistoric buffalo bones was uncovered".  (The farmers lived that year selling them to fertilizer plants).

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