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Oklahoma Dust Bowl 1942

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“Sagebush and sand surround [Oklahoma farmer John] Barnett’s house and farm buildings. There is no topsoil left on the 160 acres. He grows rye and fodder in sandy loam.”

Oklahoma Dust Bowl 1942 | LIFE.com.

Gas Prices

We have all seen on the news that gas prices are high and getting higher every day. In my area, regular unleaded is going for $3.79 a gallon with high test going for $3.99. For the first time, I am noticing the price increase effecting my friends and family members. A friend at work is looking at buying a scooter to ride to work, and my father-in-law traded in his pickup truck yesterday for a Honda Civic. He only commutes a few miles a day and walks to work when the weather allows. My job requires me to be on the road a lot and I am so glad when I took this job 3 years ago I traded in my old car for a high mileage Toyota. I guess I can even make good decisions once in awhile. How have gas prices effected you?