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

By Gary Collins
Pine Bluffs Post 

A Wyoming Jewell

 

Gary Collins/Pine Bluffs Post

Loretta Jewell of Carpenter holds a copy of book two of her four volume "The Blizzard in Black and White, Winter of 1948-49: True Stories of Survival and Fireside Photo Album."

"A lilting fluting breeze, a soft rhythmic whisper in the trees, this was the beguine dance by an unseen and barely heard zephyr; the metronome for the first movement of a symphony. One droning 'A' note tuned instruments in a mellow tone. "The Plains Blizzard Symphony Sunday Matinee" began on Jan. 2, 1949, and flowed over the open prairies of Wyoming."

So wrote Carpenter's Loretta Jewell in the preface of book two of her four volume, "The Blizzard in Black and White, Winter of 1948-49: True Stories of Survival and Fireside Photo Album," which she edited. That preface was her musically inspi...



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