The 1930s were a tough decade for the entire United States. North Dakota struggled to fight economic problems, crop failures, and extreme weather during the 1930s. The CCC, WPA, and other federal programs helped provide jobs, food, and clothing for citizens and feed and seed for farmers and their livestock. The federal government funded planting of shelterbelts, stock dams and encouraged contour plowing for soil conservation. Soil conservation districts were established and developed land use regulations to reduce the impact of drought.
Finding Aids on the 1930s in North Dakota:
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