Do You Have Any Stories or Photos of Wyoming’s Blizzard of ’49?
Were you in Wyoming during the blizzard of 1949?
If you've lived through the 'Storm of the Century,' you can tell your stories and show off your photos at the Cheyenne Depot on Friday, April 24, from 1 to 4 p.m.
A producer and an historian are seeking out people with stories and photos to contribute to a Wyoming PBS documentary about the storm, the biggest in Wyoming history. They will be at the historic Cheyenne Depot, 121 W. 15th St., from 1 until 4 p.m. on Friday, April 24. The show will air in December 2015.
Emmy Award winning Producer and Writer Tom Manning is in charge of the project. You might have seen his other works; 'Lincoln Highway' and 'End of Track.' He invites you to stop by and visit or send your photos and stories in by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stop by and have your pictures or story be a part of Wyoming's video history. My parents and grandparents all survived the blizzard that hit the state back in 1949. They have talked about how bad it was, how deep the drifts were and all of the shoveling. I'll have to dig through our photo books and boxes to see what I can find.
Do you have any relatives or friends who might have a box of black & whites from back then or a few fantastic stories to tell? Pass on the information about this project and have their memories documented for posterity. I know I'll be eager to watch it when it comes out at the end of this year.