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After the blizzard in Wahpeton, N.D.
After the blizzard in Wahpeton, N.D.
TitleAfter the blizzard in Wahpeton, N.D.
Date of Original1893-03-20
DescriptionA family stands on the roof of their snow covered house in Wahpeton after a blizzard. Snow covers most of the house, and trees in the yard. A man sits in a chair on top of one of the larger drifts, reading a newspaper.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectWeather
People
Subject (LCTGM)Blizzards
Snow
Winter
Trees
Houses
Families
Reading
LocationWahpeton (N.D.)
Decade1890-1899
Item Number00006-02-2
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"After the blizzard taken on March 20-98 N.D."--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryWhen the winds blow snow across open prairie, the first thing that stand above ground level slows the wind and the resulting snow drifts can pile up. This house near Wahpeton stopped the wind which left a huge drift in the front yard in 1893. Drifts can block roads, prevent people from getting out of their houses, and stop trains.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionTully Brown Photograph Collection 00006
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00006-02-2)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00006022
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