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January 2-5, 1949

Wall, South Dakota

A special thanks to Joy Fisher (Penny Postcards: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/special/ppcs/ppcs.html) for the above photo





A buried locomotive near Alliance, Nebraska. Snowfall amounts included 12.0" at Casper; 12.8" at Cheyenne; 15.4" at North Platte, NE;14.3" at Rapid City, SD; and, 13.1" at Scottsbluff, NE.

Source: Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
Hat Creek Ranch, Wyoming

Source: Wyoming State Archives
Near Cheyenne, Wyoming

Source: Wyoming State Archives
Trucks carrying hay bales (Lusk, Wyoming)

Source: Wyoming State Archives
Lusk, Wyoming

Source: Wyoming State Archives
Blizzard of 1949. Forest Service personnel and equipment helping open streets of Custer, S.D. Lloyd Zellhoefer, State Motor Patrolman. (Custer, South Dakota)

Source: Black Hills State University
Near Cheyenne, Wyoming

Source: Wyoming State Archives
Goshen County, Wyoming

Source: Wyoming State Archives
Drifted snow in front of the Tribune Building on 17th Street (Cheyenne)​

Source: Wyoming State Archives
Snow drifts in front of the Old Post Office Building (Cheyenne)

Source: Wyoming State Archives
Lusk, Wyoming

Source: Fort Caspar Museum
Cars traveling along Pershing Boulevard in Cheyenne when the blizzard hit January 2, 1949, were stopped in their tracks and held prisoner by the snow for days (Cheyenne)

Source: Fort Caspar Museum
Massive snow drifts covering the side of several houses up to their roofs (Lusk, Wyoming)

Source: Wyoming State Archives