Bill Helling was driving a U.S. Mail Model A Ford, delivering mail to country farmsteads and ranches, in one of the more remote and thinly populated corners of Lawton County, Kansas. Like most days this late in summer, it was hot and dry.

As the road crested a rise, Helling watched a dust devil move from the barren field on his right, cross the road immediately in front of him and on into the drought-browned pasture to his left . . .

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