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"Well, we went to church out northwest of town. A little church of Shiloh. I remember going, and they had bulldozers pushing [the snow]. Higher than cars, you know, you go through just a tunnel…
   "When I was a boy, the neighbor south of us fed cattle, and they hired young men to scoop a path for the cattle to drive to Benedict to load on the train. They used scoop shovels, all the young men around the community to scoop snow… Mainly those cattle went to Chicago, and they thought they had a good market, you know, stormwise. That's why they did that."

Winton Wright – Blizzard of ’49

   

Other Excerpts from Winton Wright’s Interview:

Rationing
Coming Home from the War
Rural Banking
The Co-op Movement
Dams on the Missouri River
Veterinarians