This Rare Footage In The 1930s Shows Kansas Like You’ve Never Seen Before

In this day and age, we are pretty lucky… the economy hasn’t crashed in several years, the weather is somewhat predictable, and there is plenty of job opportunity to go around. However, this hasn’t always been the case, as shown by this haunting and fascinating footage produced by Kansas Emergency Relief showing a 1934 Jackrabbit Drive in western Kansas:

*Warning: The following footage may be upsetting to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.*

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According to Kansapedia, “Jackrabbit drives in western Kansas were viewed as a battle of survival between farmers and the rabbits during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl in the mid 1930s.”

What do you think of this video? Have you ever heard of these Jackrabbit drives?