My recollection of the winter of '48 & '49


I was born in 1934 and had a real good memory of that time frame. Our fall of ‘48 wasn’t as bad as it was in the Dakotas and Nebraska.

We lived 32 miles south of Ismay, MT. Ismay was a big shipping point for horses, cattle and sheep on the Milwaukee Railroad (600 hundred people) until the depression hit in the 30’s.

During Christmas vacation of ‘48 we cleaned out a spring and I remember it was 60 above. December 31st my dad took us to town with team and sled, with mother and four of us boys, it took all day. He stalled his team in an old livery stable.

He left the next day and we di...

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