The Deadly Blizzard of 1949...Wyoming's Storm of The Century

The Deadly Blizzard of 1949...Wyoming's Storm of The Century

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The Deadly Blizzard of 1949...Wyoming's Storm of The Century

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It started out with a three day storm on Sunday, January 2, 1949 but was followed by two more months of pounding blizzard after pounding blizzard with high winds and bone chilling cold. While skiers and snowboarders in modern times relish meteorological events like this, rural Wyomingites in the middle of last century suffered greatly in the inclement conditions. All told, the official death toll was 76 people and one million livestock. Thanks to Wyoming PBS for making this historic blizzard documentary available for free.

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