Drought in 1930 Evans family photo
Kathy Pinna

Drought in 1930

In the 1930's, South Dakota had a severe drought. the Vernon Evans family, of Lemmon South Dakota decided to leave the "grasshopper-ridden and drought-stricken area" for a new start in Oregon or Washington. This is a picture of the family (in their Model T) near Missoula, Montana. On the road, they're living in a tent. They expect to drive about 200 miles a day in their Model T and arrive in Yakima (Washington) in time for hops picking.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985, photographer
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Photo taken at Missoula, MT USA on
Drought in 1930

Vernon Evans

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: Vernon Evans