The Wyoming Blizzard of 1949: Surviving the Storm

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Snow, wind and frigid temperatures devastated parts of Wyoming and neighboring states in 1949. For nearly two months, towns and ranches were marooned by enormous drifts, some reportedly eighty feet tall. The storm stranded hundreds of motorists on the highways and stalled nearly two dozen trains at depots throughout the state. Communities pulled together to assist not only their neighbors but also anyone unable to escape the snowstorm. The deaths of motorists and livestock weighed heavily on the minds of Americans as news spread nationwide. Author and historian James Fuller recounts these harrowing stories of tenacity and fortitude.
ISBN: 9781625859358
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Wyoming
Series: Disaster
Images: 90
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
An air force veteran with a bachelor of science degree in history from Drury University and a master of arts degree in American history from American Military University, James turned his passion for Wyoming history into a business in June 2014: Discovering History and Heritage LLC. James provided all the historical research for the Wyoming PBS documentary Storm of the Century: Blizzard of ’49. That documentary was nominated for a Rocky Mountain Region Emmy Award and went on to gain national recognition with PBS.
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