Chrisman Collection

Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.


Call No: PC38-C1c

Description: Blizzard of February 1912

Date of origin: February 1912

Type: Postcard

Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2

Condition: Good


[front] Near Liberal 2-28-12 Snow plow at work. [back] 9 (circled) Post Card; Correspondence Here; Name and Address Here; Come down out of that cloud and be sociable. Guess who? Behind the clouds the sun is shining and every cloud has a silver lining. Mr. Orren Wimmer, Liberal, Kans. Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [stamp] U.S. Postage One Cent [cancellation stamp] Liberal Mar 6 4 pm Kans [back note 1] Taken at the east edge of Liberal about where the stock yards are now located. [back note 2] 9 (circled) 24 (circled) A February blizzard in 1912 held up traffic for several days in southwest Kansas. It was all the Rotary plows could do to get through. – Photo courtesy O.B. Wimmer. (sentence underlined) 75%


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Subject: fence, highline poles and wires, Liberal Kansas, Orren Wimmer, snow drift, snow plow,