Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Dirty 30s: The Worst Hard Time (src)


Price for Members: $40
Price for Non-Members: $60
Residents of Stoneridge Creek: $60
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 28, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kevin Dincher, M.A. philosophy and psychology, Master of Divinity
Location: Stoneridge Creek
(Bring a bag lunch.)

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Course Description

While Teddy Roosevelt was preaching conservation from the White House, America’s farmers began transforming the “Great Plains” — the largest eco-system in the world– into productive farmland. By the time a second Roosevelt was in the White House, the “great plow up” had created the ecological disaster we know as the Great American Dust Bowl, a catastrophe that affected one hundred million acres, filled the air with dirty “black blizzards,” and drove a quarter of a million people off the land. Mr. Dincher will describe the natural wonder that was the Great Plains, the choices that turned it from primeval grassland to the nation’s breadbasket, and finally into the scarred ecosystem it is today. Along the way, be prepared for a close look at the people who lived through it, the debates about it, and the long-term consequences of this worst of hard times.

(Bring a bag lunch.)

This course will take place at Stoneridge Creek, 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Event Details

Date: 2020-01-28

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Stoneridge Creek Senior Residence

Directions: Stoneridge Creek Senior Residence 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, 94588

Phone: 925-227-6810


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