Dust Storm of 1937, Clayton, NM

Dust Storm of 1937, Clayton, NM

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Caption: Great dust storm of May 21, 1937 strikes Clayton, New Mexico. A dust storm is common in arid and semi-arid regions. Dust storms arise when a strong wind blows sand and dust loose from a dry surface. They often cause soil erosion from one place and deposition in another.

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