In the 1940s, Anglo and Mexican-American workers spread out across various states. Between 1941 and 1944, World war II was ongoing; therefore, migrants left as people from Arkansas decided to come for work. Many new schools had to be built because of these new people. After 1941, late Autumn demanded more pickers; hence, they went to Arizona and California to pick peas and cotton. Some people made good money, others recall it as very dusty. This was known as the dust bowl. Later, in 1946, the war was over. In this time, the Great Depression came to an end and everyone was plentiful in money, many workers had jobs again. The next year, 1947, a demand for workers arose and the government decided to initiate a program. Known as "Braceros," these Mexican workers worked extremely well in Washington state.