Remember when: The 1930s

eloved Alberta prairies were not always lush, green and rich with bountiful crops and foliage

Drought affected

Our beloved Alberta prairies were not always lush, green and rich with bountiful crops and foliage, as vividly shown in this stark photo that was taken in the dreaded Dirty Thirties.

From 1930-36 much of the prairies were ravaged by dust storms and drought that resulted in severe ecological damage. Somehow our hardy pioneers managed to survive and rebuild what is now our proud heritage.

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