Oct. 29, 2021: Stories of the Great Depression

October 29, 2021
Dust Bowl Great DepressionDust Bowl Great DepressionPhoto by Thomas Meier courtesy History Colorado
A dust storm seen from Highway 59 in Prowers County, Colorado, on March 21, 1937.

On October 29, 1929, financial markets crashed and set off the Great Depression. In Colorado, and across the West, that segued into the Dust Bowl, which pummeled farms and livelihoods for a decade. Today we re-share the stories of five Coloradans who grew up during this defining time.