The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time


Timothy Egan

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The superstitious notion that rainstorms tended to follow war battles. The theory was unsuccessfully tested by the cereal magnate C.W. Post in West Texas, where he sent dynamite into the clouds to spark rain—but none came.
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The Concussion Theory Term Timeline in The Worst Hard Time

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Chapter 14: Showdown in Dalhart
Environmental Devastation and the Dust Bowl Theme Icon draw moisture out of the sky. They looked to history, and came up with the concussion theory , which Congress had appropriated money to test in the 1890s. In 1910, C.W. Post... (full context)