Oklahoma Panhandle Expects Interest After 'Dust Bowl' Shows

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 2:45 pm
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma panhandle expects an uptick in tourism following a two-part television series on the Dust Bowl, what many call the nation's worst manmade disaster.

PBS' series on "The Dust Bowl" concluded Monday night. The film by Ken Burns featured interviews with a number of Panhandle residents who lived through a decade's worth of drought and wind storms.

The executive director of the Guymon Chamber of Commerce, Jada Breeden, expects interest in the area to pick up due to the series.

Oklahoma Historical Society information on the Dust Bowl.

THe Oklahoma Department of Tourism web site also has information about the Dust Bowl and if you had relatives who lived through the Dust Bowl, www.travelok.com will help with suggestions on where to research Dust Bowl era ancestors.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.