Snow, Snow, and More Snow

Winter in northern Nevada this year has been underwhelming to say the least. The lack of precipitation has been almost as striking as years where the area is pummeled by extreme weather. As shown in this post on Operation Haylift, some winters stick in the memory more than others. 1931-1932 was another memorable winter. At …

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Artemisia Yearbooks Online

The Artemisia was published as a traditional yearbook from 1899 through 2004. Disaster struck in 1906 when the manuscript for that year’s Artemisia was destroyed at the San Francisco printing company in the massive earthquake and fire. No yearbook was published for that year, or for 1907, 1909-1912, 1915-1916, and 2000. Generations of University students …

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Operation Haylift

The winter of 1948-1949 was the worst in the Western United States since 1889. In Northern Nevada, sheep in the hundreds of thousands and cattle in the tens of thousands were stranded in snowdrifts without feed on their winter ranges. Ranch houses were snowed in, as well. The governor declared a state of emergency and Federal aid …

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