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Manitoba, Canada

Manitoba, Canada is located in the interior of Canada and is part of the Prairie or Plans region.

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Homesteading in 19th Century Canada

The surge of homesteading in Canada in the 19th century was propelled by the Dominion Lands Policy of 1872.

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19th Century Canadian Accent

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Oklahoma Prairie

Between 1889-1906, once treaties with the American Indians and federal legislation were firmed, land for settlement in Oklahoma opened up and very quickly became agriculturally focused.

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1930s Dustbowl

A severe drought beginning in the early 1930s and continuing through the early 1940s in some parts of Oklahoma exacerbated the problem of wind erosion of topsoil, resulting in severe dust storms and soil depletion.

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Oklahoma Accent

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Location

Oklahoma Prairie

Between 1889-1906, once treaties with the American Indians and federal legislation were firmed, land for settlement in Oklahoma opened up and very quickly became agriculturally focused.

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1930s Dustbowl

A severe drought beginning in the early 1930s and continuing through the early 1940s in some parts of Oklahoma exacerbated the problem of wind erosion of topsoil, resulting in severe dust storms and soil depletion.

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Oklahoma Accent

Audio recordings of Oklahoma accent.

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Sugar City, Colorado

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Once home to the only independently operated sugar factory in the United States, Sugar City was incorporated in 1891.