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Thanksgiving Video: Storm of the Century

12/03/2019 6:41 PM

I found this historical video which should help us all be thankful that we have it better than they did. This takes place mostly in Wyoming in 1949. Although I was alive then, fortunately I lived somewhere else. We had about 16" of snow here a few days ago. I shoveled some more today. This video puts my woes to shame.

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youtube.com/watch?v=gl6Iz4dXGdg

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Re: Thanksgiving Video: Storm of the Century

12/03/2019 9:02 PM

Interesting. It shows how hardy we used to be.

The admonishment was unnecessary.

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Re: Thanksgiving Video: Storm of the Century

12/03/2019 11:32 PM

The big snow drifts and frozen trains and cattle were quite astonishing. Also people being stranded for 9 weeks I think. It really puts our complaints in perspective.

It wasn't admonishment, it was a warning, and probably the last time I will do it.

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Re: Thanksgiving Video: Storm of the Century

12/05/2019 7:40 AM

Oh it happened in Ohio too! we got 20-30" of snow in NE Ohio. Everyone on the street helped clear it, they opened the manhole covers and shoveled snow into the storm drains which melted and took it away. I imagine Buffalo, NY was hit worse as they usually get the full brunt of lake effect snow. I am too young to have experienced this one. the worse I have seen was the blizzard of 78' which wiped out the quail and pheasant populations (as well as others I am sure) here which have never returned.

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