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Dust Bowl Symposium in Guymon

Dust Bowl Symposium in Guymon

April 9, 2010

Drought, Displacement, and Determination:
A Dust Bowl Symposium

April 9-10
Draper's Headquarters, Guymon
Information: 580/338-8792

This symposium will bring attention to the 75th anniversary of Black Sunday, April 14, 1935, the single worst storm of the Dust Bowl period. Texas County, Oklahoma was one of the six counties hardest hit by the Dust Bowl. Features include survivors’ memories and photos, film, photography, musi, and scholars from a variety of areas. Events include:

April 9 – Dusk, Guymon Corral Drive-In Theater will show The Plow that Broke the Plains, a documentary released by the Roosevelt Administration. Following the documentary is the movie classic The Grapes of Wrath, a film adapted from John Steinbeck’s famous novel.

April 10 – Beginning at 10 a.m., a full day of symposium activities, including survivor stories, scholar presentations, food, and music.

Exhibit – An exhibit entitled The Dust Bowl in the Oklahoma Panhandle will be on view at the symposium, after which it will move to the No Man's Land Musuem, 207 W. Sewell, in Goodwell.

Information on the symposium and speakers is available at: http://www.thegritinyourteeth.com.