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Dust storms buried farmhouses, fences, and even trees over large areas of the plains. People put shutters over doors and windows, but the dust blew in anyway. Even food crunched when it was chewed. One storm blew dust from Oklahoma to Albany, New York.
People work in a CCC camp. CCC stands for the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was a program in which young men go to a camp and do outdoors physical labor in return for food and shelter, much like the army.