New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: Weather or not

 

December 13, 2021

The blizzard of March 15-16, 1902 had nearly everyone downtown "digging out" their businesses and workplaces. The storm stranded 83 train passengers in New Rockford. To say the least, business was anything but usual. Here several folks pose for a photo outside of the Transcript and Land Office buildings.

The snow is on the ground. It happens almost every year. And yet, so many of us can still be left in awe of the accumulations.

In the early days, there seemed to be no shortage of excitement around a significant snowfall. This article highlights a few of the events that residents recorded through photographs. Please note- this is by no means an exhaustive history of regional blizzards, just so...



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