A Massive Blizzard Blanketed Alaska In Snow In 1952 And It Will Never Be Forgotten
The winter of 1952-1953 was one to remember in Alaska. Near the town of Valdez, the Thompson Pass is the throughway from Valdez up the Richardson Highway to inland Alaska. In that fateful winter, more snow fell on Thompson Pass than any other snowfall on record in one place in Alaska, as well as the most snowfall of any place in the U.S. at the time. The winter of 1952-1953, and the epic quantity of fallen snow, have gone down in the history books as an event to remember.
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