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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