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Blizzard of 1949

Blizzard, 1949. Francis Bateman, Box 142, Gordon, Nebr." Railroad tracks with snowdrifts towering above it to either side.
Blizzard, 1949. Francis Bateman, Box 142, Gordon, NE. Railroad tracks with snowdrifts towering above it to either side.

 

Pictures a dog by a buried truck with the door having been freed from the snow.
Custer County. Blizzard, 1949. A dog by a buried truck with the door having been freed from the snow.

 

Gov. Val Peterson (center) Roberts W. Laing, City Manager, left. Blizzard of 1949
Gov. Val Peterson (center) and Roberts W. Laing, City Manager (left) with official after the Blizzard of 1949. They are in front of building with an Alliance sign and two large snowdrifts in front.

 

Helicopter, Custer County Chief, Blizzard, 1949, Broken Bow, Nebraska
Helicopter, Custer County Chief. 1949 Blizzard. Broken Bow, Nebraska

 

uge snowdrifts are visible on either side of a plow being used to clear railroad tracks during the Blizzard of 1949
Huge snowdrifts are visible on either side of a plow being used to clear railroad tracks during the Blizzard of 1949. Handwritten on the reverse side: "Snow!! Chadron, Neb 1949."

 

Mrs. Ben J. Fuelberth, Osmond, Nebraska. Blizzard, 1949. Road 3 1/2 miles, south of Osmond." Car on road between two large snowdrifts.
Mrs. Ben J. Fuelberth, Osmond, Nebraska. Blizzard, 1949. Road 3 1/2 miles, south of Osmond. The car is on a road between two large snowdrifts.

 

Mrs. Emma Winne Bertrand. Blizzard of 1949.
Mrs. Emma Winne Bertrand after the Blizzard of 1949 with a shovel in front of a building.

 

Photo of a railroad locomotive pushing a snow plow through snow
Photo of a railroad locomotive pushing a snow plow through snow. Several people are visible near the train. Snow covers the entire area.
Hand written on the back of the photo is: "1949 Jan. 1949 Snow plow coming into Kilgore from east after the Big Blizzard of 1949. Taken by Stanley Rothleutner"

 

"Blizzard, 1949." Pictures a "Nebraska" plane in flight
Blizzard, 1949. A Nebraska plane in flight over a herd of cattle below.

 

Photo of a railroad locomotive and caboose pushing a snow plow through snow.
Photo of a railroad locomotive and caboose pushing a snow plow through snow.
Hand written on the back of the photo is: "Big blizzard, 1949, Jan. Kilgore, Nebr., Taken by Stanley M. Rothleutner"

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