Dust Bowl sociologist

a Migrant worker is who travels place to place harvesting crops that must be harvested as soon as they ripen.

Many of the tenant farmers were former slaves. Some of the tenant farmers were Mexican because Mexican labor existed across the border.
Yes, there are migrant workers today approximately 1.3 million U.S citizens migrate between states earning their living by farming. Most of the migrant workers are from Mexico or all over the country.
California had better jobs, and had lots of plains so farmers could go and get jobs there.
They had to work for low wages and lived in horrible conditions. Farmers who were losing crops looked for places to cut cost and reducing wages so most of the people that migrated were being paid with 35 cents per hour.

For having low wages the migrants also had horrible living conditions, most of the farmers lived in shanties, shacks, chicken coops, portable wagons, and even open fields.

The dust bowl was tons of topsoil that came off the ground and created hundreds of miles of dust. It affected the farmers and migrants because farmers couldn't see their crops they couldn't plant anything.
John went to Salinas Valley when he was a child. Him and his sister went there to explore. He was interested in rocks, natural world, and diverse cultures.

Salinas valley grew Strawberries, Lettuce, tomatoes, and spinach, other crops include broccoli, cauliflower, wine grapes, and celery. The main industry is farming.

Salinas Valley is located on California's central coast between the Santa Lucia from marina to Atascadero it's 90 miles long.


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