Remembering another tough winter

Think this is a tough storm? Try the Laura Ingalls Wilder classic The Long Winter about the 1880-1881 winter that almost killed Laura and her family after deep snow prevented the trains from getting through to her small town for several months.

This photo of a train trying to make its way through incredibly deep snow was taken during that same winter.

66696_10151330634560600_2073495296_n

Here also is a post titled “The Meteorology of Little House on the Prairie,” that discusses the above photo and links to a meteorologist’s presentation that examines historical weather data to determine what caused the particularly harsh 1880-1881 winter Laura Ingalls Wilder experienced and described in The Long Winter.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Book Reviews and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s