March Blizzard

On this date in 1901, Skidmore wasn’t done with winter:

A Regular Blizzard
One of the worst storms of the season swept over this part of the state, Tuesday.  Rain began to fall Monday evening at a little after dark, turning to snow and sleet and continued all the next day.  Owing to the high temperature the snow melted about as fast as it fell up until noon, when it began to freeze.  A high wind accompanied the snow piling it up in great quantities along the east and west roads.

H. C. Appleman, mail carrier on the west route, was compelled to turn back at the Uncle Jim Ocker farm, two miles south of town.  W. R. Kennedy, on the east route, could only get to the Torrey hill, one mile east of town.

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