Oklahoma City woman remembers life in Dust Bowl migrant camps
BY PETER WRIGHT NewsOK.com
Monday, December 17, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - As the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression devastated much of Oklahoma, Beatrice Warren was about 1,000 miles away, learning to be a nurse.
Within a year Oklahoma came to her, and 70 years after that she would come to live in Oklahoma.
Warren was a nurse in the Farm Security Administration migrant camps, which provided space for thousands of impoverished people who went west in search of work. She now lives in Oklahoma City's Baptist Retirement Village, where she celebrated her 100th birthday Nov. 7.
A lot happens in a century-long lifetime. Warren has moved around and written a few novels, but giving aid to migrant workers when she was in her 20s may be the most well-known historical moment she had a hand in.
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Beatrice Warren, 100, was a nurse at migrant camps in California during the Dust Bowl era. DAVID McDANIEL/NewsOK.com