- Dust-blown rural road
- Farm foreclosure
- Soil erosion
- grasshopper devastated crop
- Bank Closures
- Iowa Farmers Strike
- The Great Depression: Strike Turns Violent
- The Great Depression: Stock Market Crash
- The Dust Bowl
- The New Deal Brings Relief
- Agriculture Adjustment Act
- FDR Promises a New Deal
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If farmers suffered, then small towns suffered. And if small towns suffered, then their financial centers, the banks, suffered. When news got out that a bank was about to close, people panicked and rushed to withdraw their savings. This only made the inevitable death of a bank come sooner. During the 1920s over 300 banks closed in Iowa and customers at the end of the line found their savings had vanished over night.
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