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Dust Bowl Windmill
DustBowlWindmill

Origin

Dust Bowl

Type

Windmill

Effects

Creates immense dust storms

Downsides

Severely reduces field of vision and air quality, can stunt later arability of land

Activation

Spinning the blades

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

D1545-T3R

Date of Collection

June 27, 1941

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OriginEdit

The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms that affected the Midwestern United States in the 1930s. Waves of drought and removal of topsoil by previous settlers with harvesters removed all the native drought resistant grasses. The crops farmers planted sapped the soil of even more nutrients and stability. The soil was crushed into dust and swept across the plains, blanketing acres in dust. The Dust Bowl caused many farmers to migrate to California and more fertile farmlands. Occurring simultaneously with the Great Depression, these migrant workers found little economic refuge and fell into poverty.

EffectsEdit

So long as the blades turn, the artifact will produce storms of dust clouds. Emanating from the center of the turbine, the clouds can travel for miles and cover vast areas of land. Line of sight and air quality will be greatly diminished in the clouds, and with enough time the land can be rendered arid by stunting plant growth.

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