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Your recent column “70 Years Ago” described the January weather of 1949 and brought to mind the story Mom (Bobbie Heidel) would tell of her untimely arrival from eastern Tennessee to eastern Montana on January 1, 1949, as a 21 year old who had never been further than 30 miles from her small family farm near the Smoky Mountains. She had graduated college mid-year with a Home Ec degree, and the only job opening that time of year was in Broadus, MT, some 1600 miles away.

Mom accepted the job and arrived in Miles City via train during the very blizzards your column has described. The schoo...



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