These 9 Never-Before-Seen Photos Of The Dust Bowl In South Dakota Will Shake You To Your Core

While South Dakota has seen its fair share of hardship and tragedy since entering the Union in 1889, one of the most difficult times in state history may have taken place during the 1930s, when water was scarce and the land (and its people) suffered for it. That time was, of course, the Dust Bowl, which can be seen here via these nine stunning photos:

While South Dakota has experienced other droughts since, none of them have compared to the devastation of this time in American history. To discover even more SoDak history, check out these 12 Then And Now Photos In South Dakota That Show Just How Much It Has Changed.