How I got those photos in the blizzar...

How I got those photos in the blizzard of 1958 ANOTHER VIEW

There are 12 comments on the The Morning Call story from Feb 16, 2008, titled How I got those photos in the blizzard of 1958 ANOTHER VIEW. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

''Trooper Sobeck waded through drifts chest high to the nearest home.'' The following is retired newspaper photographer Ken Clauser's account of the day 50 years ago when an historic blizzard struck.

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history guy

Allentown, PA

#1 Feb 16, 2008
what a fantastic story. lucky it was not out on the interstate last year!

great story.

Bethlehem, PA

#2 Feb 16, 2008
Where are the photos? I think readers would like to see them.Robert

Bethlehem, PA

#3 Feb 16, 2008
What was the point of a cool story like this one without the pictures the article is about??? Where are the pictures???

Gratz, PA

#4 Feb 16, 2008
where are the photos? would be nice to see.
Rin Tin Tin

Emmaus, PA

#5 Feb 16, 2008
The photos were taken with an Etch-A-Sketch...
I cant spell

Catasauqua, PA

#6 Feb 17, 2008
He said that he had to get to work but did,nt take one picture. The Morning Call sucked back in 1950 and still su*ks now. This story is useless.
not just slatington

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Feb 17, 2008
I cant spell wrote:
He said that he had to get to work but did,nt take one picture. The Morning Call sucked back in 1950 and still su*ks now. This story is useless.
Well then instead of complaining don't read it. Do us all a favor and stop posting if you think it's such a bad paper. Or better yet apply there and make it into the paper you think it should be.

Bethlehem, PA

#8 Feb 18, 2008
Last year I was in Milwaukee when all that went down...and they had no snow to speak of. This year I'm home and they're getting clobbered. It just goes to show you that the sun shines bright wherever I am...LOL

Why doesn't the Call put the accompanying photos with the article online here? DUH!
Wow What a story

Harrisburg, PA

#9 Feb 19, 2008
Would love to see the original photos from this article...
longtime resident

Northampton, PA

#10 Feb 19, 2008
Last year i left the day it started to snow for LaCrosse Wisc and MN. Before i got thru Pa the wreckage began with deaths on 80 West. I made it thru Ohio and when i got to Indiana there were 7 18 wheelers wrecked in the first 15 miles. Got a motel at IN and started out at 8 am. Made LaCrosse after 7 PM in the evening.
Return Trip
4 days later got to Bloomsburg and Rt 80 was closed . Took back roads down to 222 and came out at Moselem Springs west of Kutztown. 3 1/2 hours driving time from Bloomsburg.


#11 Feb 20, 2008
I have heard the story many times of this Snowstorm from my deceased relatives.

An Unlce of mine, an Air Force piolt, married into the DeWine family of Yellow Springs, OH (one cousin is former Ohio Lt. Governor and US Senator Michael DeWine).

The wedding was on or around February 14th. My whole family drove out in multiple cars from Allentown to Yellow Springs, prior to the era of Interstate System. The route was US22 from Allentown to Pittsburgh and then route from Pittsburgh to Columbus, OH and then Columbus, OH to Springfield,OH/Yellow Springs area.

On the way back, they kept pushing hard to beat the storm that had begun in Ohio. By the time they were between Harrisburg and Kutztown area the roads were drifiting over. One of my uncles who was a good ole boy from West Virginia and former Muhlenberg College lineman for Ben Schwarzwalder (Syracuse fame) would shovel through each of the drifts for the last 10 miles or so to Allentown. It took over 10 hours to get from Kutztown area of US22 to Allentown he used to tell me. The worst storm he has ever been in his life.

He would shovel and shovel and just wanted to get my grandparents, his wife, and the others in the family home. He was a bear of a man and that West Virginia upbringing saved our family that day from being stranded for a day or two afterwards in what was considered the biggest storm of the era, until a similar storm hit in 1983 or 1984, then again in 1996.

The biggest issue was that it was the older highways, which are not as nice, smooth, elevated, and plowed the way they are not. Every little turn in the road and every little hill caused drifting.
North Whitehall

Schnecksville, PA

#12 Feb 24, 2008
Would have really liked to see some of the photos. My brother was born shortly after this storm and my parents often spoke of the challenge they faced getting to the hospital

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