70 Years Ago, Wyoming Was Hit With One Of The Worst Blizzards In History

It’s hard to live in Wyoming if you don’t love snow, but sometimes the skies open up a little too much, and brutal blizzards roll in. When that happens, we tend to settle down in our homes for a few days and wait for the storm to pass. Weathering winter storms is a big part of life in Wyoming, but even the most self-sufficient cowboys were affected by one of the worst storms in Wyoming history – the Blizzard of 1949.

PBS has put together an incredible documentary that tells the tragic story of this unforgettable storm. You can watch it online here, and if you’re interested in Wyoming history or if you remember the storm, you’ll find it fascinating.