DISCUSSION: As we look back to the earlier days of the U.S., we get to reflect on the major winter storm which occurred between 29 and 30 January, 1947. During this period of time, a fierce winter storm gradually buried southern Wisconsin under two feet of snow with even higher snow drifts due to strong persistent northeasterly winds. More specifically, strong northeasterly winds piled drifts up to 10 feet high in some parts of the Milwaukee area, shutting down the city for two days. Note how in the video above, you can clearly see the older automobiles scattered on the streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin at that point in history which reflects the essence of the era that people were living in during the late 1940s. It is also worth noting how at that point in time people generally did not have as good of an advanced warning for major snowstorms than the current day. However, with life generally being simpler without advanced forms of modern communication as there are today, people generally had less expected of them from a societal standpoint during and just after major snowstorms. Just goes to show on multiple levels how "flaky" times can be.
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