Wednesday, January 15, 2014

February 1914 Blizzard

In Montgomery County in 1914 P.H. Burns (Cooperative Observer for the Department of Agriculture Weather Bureau) reported 26.2 inches of snow fell in the Crawfordsville area between 12 February and 23 February.  The local railroads were shut down for at least three days, a New Richmond woman froze to death trying to stoke her fire, Lee Harper was stuck in a train car for 21 hours, Judge Jere West cancelled court because the county residents couldn't testify, and the Ben-Hur Dispatcher and his men worked for sixty-five hours straight trying to clear the tracks so others could travel.
Clella Busenbark VanCleve, 24 February 1914   Snow drift between the cistern and smokehouse

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