Journalism matters. Try a digital subscription for only $0.99 A “black roller” dust storm swirls down on a ranch yard near Boise City in 1935.

In the “Dust Bowl” era, from 1934 through 1938, there were 263 such dust storms recorded in Texas and Oklahoma alone. Beginning in April, visitors to the Woody Guthrie Center can use virtual reality to relive the experience.

AP file In 2007, Imus was fired by CBS Radio and MSNBC for using Michael P. Daley and Bobby BlueJacket will be at Magic Ci The Woody Guthrie Center will soon be transporting visitors decades into Oklahoma’s past. In April, the Woody Guthrie Center, 102 E. M.B.

Brady St., will introduce a new virtual reality experience that will take guests into the heart of the Dust Bowl. The multisensory experience will mimic an approaching dust storm.

While wearing a virtual-reality headset, users will be seated on a replica of a front porch (constructed with material from Dust Bowl-era houses in the Oklahoma Panhandle) to experience the approaching storm through that perspective. “Rather than viewing the events on a flat video screen, we want for the user to feel as if he or she is actually part of the scene and fully experience the impact of this man-made ecological disaster,” said Deana McCloud, executive director of the Woody Guthrie Center. Read more from…

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