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March 2014

Free Dust Bowl Teaching Resources

Growing up in Springfield Colorado in the 1930’s, my mother was a child of the Dust Bowl.   I asked her once if she remembered Black Sunday any more than some of the other dust storms  and she said, not really they were all about the same. Dustbowl in my hometown, Springfield Colorado, …

Mrs. Tune, The Sheriff and the Goats

Vesta Tune lived in Springfield Colorado in the 1940′s and 50′s, Prior to that she lived in the Lycan Colorado area (north of the present day town of Walsh Colorado) near the Brooks side of my family. During a lecture on “Women of the Dust Bowl” presented by Dr. Sara …

A Tale of Sheet Music

Posted with Permission of Kathryn Neufeld (Kent Brooks’ mother-in-law)  The last page was turned and I was sad to see there was no more music to play. For several days I had been playing through a stack of sheet music. Music that was written before my time. Some were dated …