A Massive Blizzard Blanketed North Dakota In Snow In 1966 And It Will Never Be Forgotten
Many North Dakotans have already seen a bit of snow this season as winter rolls in once again. Every time it starts to snow here for the first time after the warm months, many people go back in their memories to snows of winters past. There are a few massive snow storms and blizzards that have happened here that will forever remain in the minds of those who lived through them.
There is one blizzard in particular that has become pretty much legendary in North Dakota. Even if you didn’t live through the storm, there is an iconic image that many people have seen but don’t know the story behind. Today, we’ll go back to March of 1966 when this unforgettable storm swept through the state:
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North Dakotans are resilient – we have to be if we want to live up here where temperatures drop below zero and snow is guaranteed each year – and we managed to get through this blizzard despite its sheer, tragic force. In this home video below taken in Valley City, ND just after the blizzard, you can see a family making light of the storm and some of the clean up efforts in town:
Do you remember this blizzard or have family stories of those you know who do? This isn’t the only massive snow storm in North Dakota that has made it into the history books. Read about the most tragic of all by clicking here.
Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
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