Happy 73rd Birthday To ‘This Land Is Your Land’

Happy 73rd Birthday To ‘This Land Is Your Land’

Woody Guthrie may be best known for rambling the ribbon of highway between the wheat fields and the Redwood forests but on February 23, 1940 he was on the New York island, and he penned the greatest ever American anthem. “The sun comes shining as I was strolling The wheat fields waving and the dust [...]

Much of life got buried under the Dust Bowl. This picture is from Dallas, South Dakota in 1936 and is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Rhode Island’s ‘Dust Bowl’ Documentary Connection

Rhode Island should be honored that we’ve got a resident who helped Ken Burns put together his awesome new documentary “The Dust Bowl.” Jim Pontarelli, reports the Associated Press, became familiar with the Library of Congress’ collection of Dust Bowl photographs when he worked for John Chafee. So when Burns got to work he tapped [...]