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Sanora Babb, Stories from the American High Plains

This excellent website from the University of Texas at Austin sets the tone for its stories about Anglo settlers headed to the High Plains for free land by starting their website off with an old recording of a Western song. When visitors are ready to move on from listening to the gentle, lilting song, they can just click on the picture of the man with the guitar, to be taken to the "Introduction", which will tell them about the Babb family. The two Babb daughters are highlighted, as they each documented their journey in their own style. Sanora became a novelist and journalist, and wrote about the experience while Dorothy took over 250 photographs of the Dust Bowl refugees. Descriptions of Sanora's works, which range from novels to poetry to a fictionalized memoir, can be found under the "Career" tab near the top of the page. The "Image Gallery" has 221 digitized black and white photos taken by Dorothy Babb, and they cover such subjects as "Camp Life", "Migration", and "Weather".
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Date of Scout Publication 2009-11-06
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2009/scout-091106#6

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