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As published in The Tomahawk, Tehachapi, California, in 1907


Originally published in The Tomahawk, Tehachapi, California, on Friday, Jan. 3, 1907

Great was the contrast between the balmy air of last Sunday and the icy blast from the blizzard that was sweeping the mountain valleys Monday afternoon and night. The clear sky of Sunday was that evening o’er cast with could and the four inches of “the beautiful” that covered the ground Monday morning was increased to eight inches by 2 o’clock, when the temperature lowered as the wind raised and the feathery snow-flakes were transformed into piercing bits of sleet.

The snow that had fallen during the earlier part of the day was swept into great drifts by the fierce wind and much of it yet forms playground for the children who enjoy the pleasure of chilblains.

This is the worst storm Tehachapi has experienced in many years and old residents say that it is the forerunner of an unusually wet spring.


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