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A Terrifying, Deadly Storm Struck Wyoming In 1949 And No One Saw It Coming

We’ve seen some nasty storms here in Wyoming, but none quite as bad as the deadly storm of 1949. Most of us weren’t alive to remember that horrible winter, but we’ve all heard stories from our parents and grandparents who were there to witness it.

What stories does your family tell about the blizzard of 1949? To learn more about the Blizzard of 1949, watch the PBS special, “Storm of the Century: The Blizzard of ’49.” Watch some footage below:

Sometimes, Wyoming’s winters are deadly, but usually the snow just makes everything look magical. Take a look at these 12 Majestic Spots in Wyoming That Look Like The North Pole.

Catherine Armstrong
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.