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Catalog Number RG3139.PH
Object Name Collection, Photograph
Collection Name RG3139 Blizzards
Title Blizzards
Description This collection consists of photographs depicting major winter storms in Nebraska. Many of the photos show the aftermath of the blizzard of 1949. Included are images of the devastation to livestock and the equipment used to dig out of the snow.

This collection consists of photographic prints of houses, farms, and roads under many feet of snow. Photographs show bulldozers and trains with large blades attempting to clear transportation routes, farmers digging cattle out of drifts, frozen livestock in a field, and people standing by snow drifts twenty feet high. Most of the photos are of the 1949 blizzard. There are also a few photographs and drawings of the 1888 blizzard and blizzards of 1880, 1873, and 1913.
Date 1873-1949
Date Range from 1873
Date Range to 1949
Subjects Gamber Studio (Curtis, Neb.)
Prairie Flower School (Lancaster County, Neb.)
Miller School (Lancaster County, Neb.)
Relief work--Nebraska
Search Terms Madrid (Neb.)
Wakefield (Neb.)
White Clay (Neb.)
Broken Bow (Neb.)
Ashby (Neb.)
Red Cloud (Neb.)
Lincoln (Neb.)
Perkins County (Neb.)
Dixon County (Neb.)
Sheridan County (Neb.)
Custer County (Neb.)
Grant County (Neb.)
Webster County (Neb.)
Lancaster County (Neb.)