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Return to 1968

With the on set of warmer temps I invite you to come with me on a short trip to 1968 and visit a couple of “cool” events in my past.

As related in an earlier story, “The Blizzard of 1968”, Fairbanks, Alaska was visited with one of the largest snowfalls seen in recorded history for the state. So far as I know the 16 feet of new snow deposited by one storm was the most ever recorded since the Ice Age. Another first was soon to follow.

The coldest time of the year in Fairbanks usually comes in January and lasts but a week or so. That winter the bottom dropped out of the thermometer in December an...


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