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California Okies #492914

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 03, 1977
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(Studio) Snow and rain in upper Midwest, pacific northw. and middle of country noted. Snow in drought-stricken Minnesota cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor (KSTP-TV newsfilm Minneapolis)

(Studio) Because of drought and damaging winds of 1930's many people left Midwest to go to California.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No location given) 6-yr. drought and effects on Texas, OK, NM, Kansas and Colorado noted. Many who moved away, called "Okies," went to California's San Joaquin Valley. Now after years of success for men like Roy Henson from Oklahoma and Keith Barnard from Texas, valley in midst of drought of own. [HENSON - notes cost of water bill for month] [BARNARD - notes cost of water bill for month; says it's whether you get water or not. Says he can't get past this year without more water than allotted.] [HENSON - says land has no use without water and can't be farmed.]
REPORTER: Don Harris

Brinkley, David;
Harris, Don

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