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Library program focuses on drought and pestilence

Crook County Library is hosting the program “Frozen and Boiled: The Weather Extremes of 1936” by Tim Velder on Friday, April 9 at the library meeting room in Sundance. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and is free to the public.

Throughout the history of America’s upper Great Plains, weather is almost always among the top three factors in the success or failure of a people. One harsh winter. One brutal drought. One season of pestilence.

Any one of those things happening in one calendar year burns into the memories of those who survived it. But, imagine a year when not only did all three of thos...

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