Further Antedating of "Dust Bowl"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Apr 16 11:27:27 UTC 2014

dust bowl (OED 1936)

1935 _Reno Evening Gazette_ 15 Apr. 1/3 (NewspaperArchive)  Residents of the Southwestern dust bowl marked up another black duster today, and wondered how long it would be before another one came along.

[NOTE:  This Associated Press story, carried in many other newspapers as well, probably represents the coinage of the term.]

Fred Shapiro

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