Driving Away Settlers: Drought on the Western High Plains

Before the Dust Bowl, in the last decade of the nineteenth century, the semiarid western High Plains saw a drought that virtually wiped out the settlement.

“The Last Days of the Rainbelt” by David J. Wishart vivifies the drought in the late nineteenth century and makes it possible to imagine what life was like during the last days of the Rainbelt on the western High Plains.
Cover courtesy University of Nebraska Press