Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

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75 Years Ago

February 27, 1941

Would eradicate snakes by using blasting powder

People living in the Goodstreak community north of Bayard, Neb. have suggested that their county commissioners set up a fund for the eradication of rattlesnakes. The plan is to purchase a quantity of blasting powder or dynamite and get an experienced “blaster” to make the rounds of sections known to contain many dens in the spring, killing the “rattlers” before they leave their habitats and scatter.

Last year, one man killed over 500 at one place and the snakes were still more common than for several y...

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