The Wyoming Blizzard of 1949: Surviving the Storm

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Name: The Wyoming Blizzard of 1949: Surviving the Storm
Date: July 16, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM MDT
Event Description:
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 anyone unable to escape the snowstorm. The death 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.
Location:
Cheyenne Depot Museum
Date/Time Information:
July 16, 2018 /12:00pm
Contact Information:
James Fuller
Fees/Admission:
FREE ADMISSION Book Cost - $23.99
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