Blizzards of the Past: Colorized Pics of Massive Snowfalls
It is officially winter, meaning we are well into blizzard season. Today, when Mother Nature dumps snow that can be measured in feet, not inches, it is a huge inconvenience. In the past, when weather forecasting was limited and communication was slow, a blizzard could be deadly.
As these colorized photographs of the past show, a blizzard could cripple a town and isolate rural folks for days or weeks. Snow removal was a daunting task before the creation of snowplows and dump trucks. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest, most memorable blizzards of the past.