Farming in California



During the 1930's depression hit hard. It effected farmers the most. The dust bowl destoryed nearly all the crops and the crops that were not damaged did not give the farmers enough money to live on. In the
midwest and southwest 1.3 million Americans migrated to California. Okies and Arkies made the most conflict fighting over how to obtain and treat seasonal farm labor the best way. California was filled with fertile farms and ranches so that is why people wanted to go there. The farm lands produced fruit such as grapes and oranges.



Dust Bowl migrants
Dust Bowl migrants




Elm Grove: 1936
Elm Grove: 1936

These are some of the rough conditions that the farmers in California had to live in.


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These people live in California and they are pea pickers. They are penniless and homeless.

Work Cited:
"American Economy in Disarray." Index Economy. 2007. Economic Troubles. 11 March 2009

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"Farming in the 1930's." Living History Farm. 2009. Migration Out of the Great Plains. 5 March 2009.
http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/life_29.html