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Artists and Authors Celebrate Grapes of Wrath in Amarillo

To celebrate, artists and authors are retracing the steps of the family at the center of the iconic novel.
AMARILLO -- The Grapes of Wrath is 75 years old this year.

To celebrate, artists and authors are retracing the steps of the family at the center of the iconic novel.

They started their journey in Salinas, California and followed Route 66 through Arizona and New Mexico. They made a stop here in Amarillo today.

The artistic team is gathering oral histories along their journey to talk about what life was like during the Dust Bowl.

John Steinbeck wrote the Grapes of Wrath in 1938 at the height of the Dust Bowl.

It centers around the Joad family and their journey to California and to a better life.
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