Young people have a different perspective on the hardships of winter. During the legendary winter of 1949, Charlie Wright was sixteen years old and staying at his uncle’s farm northeast of Scottsbluff.

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past.  Today our focus is Mary Masek of Milligan, who froze to death trying to rescue her two sons in the Blizzard of 1888.

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