The Red River Valley Flood of 1950

I was too young to experience the Red River Valley flood in 1950, but I learned so much about it through watching movies. I love movies and always have because our family used to watch 8 mm films ever since I was very young, movies that my father had taken with his 1947 Bell & […]

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The Winter of 1949 – 1950

Winters were usually pretty harsh near the U.S. Border with the Alberta Clipper and Saskatchewan Screamer weather streams tearing a path south of the forty ninth parallel, causing havoc in their wake; but this winter was different. They called it the Great Blizzard of 1949 and 1950 in the Great Plains with winds up to […]

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A Childhood Memory, November 21, 2012

A specific childhood memory of my early years in the city in 1950 still haunts me to this day. I remember that the cement of the city street smelled stale, reeking of decayed refuse strewn in the gutters and soaked by a misty rain that tickled my face. The overcast sky peeked through the sharp […]

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