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Date:
August 30, 2018
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:
Campbell County Rockpile Museum
Address:
900 W. 2nd Street
Gillette, WY 82716
Contact:
307-682-5723
Cost:
FREE: Event sponsored by the Rockpile Museum Association
The Wyoming Blizzard of 1949: Surviving the Storm
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Rockpile Museum Association presents Author James Fuller and "The Wyoming Blizzard of 1949: Surviving the Storm"

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Rockpile Museum Association presents author James Fuller for a discussion on his new book "The Wyoming Blizzard of 1949: Surviving the Storm," on August 30th at 7:00 p.m. 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 also anyone unable to escape the snowstorm. The deaths of motorists and livestock weighed heavily on the minds of Americans as news spread nationwide. Author and historian James Fuller will recount these harrowing stories of tenacity and fortitude. Books will be available for sale and can be signed by the author. Some copies are currently available at the Rockpile Museum Gift Shop.