Letter, Jan. 23, 2014

1949 winter one to remember

Re: Kuzara letter, Jan. 8

 

I also remember the winter of 1949. I was working with my dad on the Frank Curtiss Ranch in Wolf. I remember the snow was over the fence posts for almost three months.

We were lambing at the time and watched as about 50 percent of the lambs didn’t survive. Frank Curtiss was in St. Louis at the time and finally flew supplies in by ski plane. They were dropping hay to the ranchers by what they called ‘Operation Boxcar.’

The sheep and cattle were freezing standing up. When we finally attempted to come to town we were winching our way through snow drifts up to 10 feet high. It really was a winter to remember.

 

Corwin Brewer

Sheridan

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