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GREAT SNOW WAR NOW WAGING IN THE ROCKIES
-. r TO RESCUE PASSENGERS STALLED BY DRIFTS '
How Big Plows and Annies of Men Conduct Annual Battle
With Nature. .
Stalled In the, Rockies. Showing Transcontinental Passenger Train-
'- Trying-.to Buck. Big Drifts a FewiFeet at a Time. - ;
' Denver, Colo. .March 16.
The great annual "battle' between
man and the snow is on along the
Great Divide. y '
- tThe whole snow-fighting army
of the transcontinental- roads
: equipped, with "batteries.. of'"rb-tauesl'-is
on one'side; on the
ojher is, King Winter's field;mar
shal, General Blizzard, equipped
.with snowdrifts, avalanches, and
ofher'b'or'earengine's of cbnstruc
tion and destruction '-
This war lasts from" March to
May,' and it costs ,-the failroa'ds'1
something like $20,000,000 each
yearl ' .-.'....
Costly' Batteries. To Wage Snow
.Every road' that crosses' . the
Rockies is inyolye'd," and .each,
must, keep, snojv fighting, cr.ews in
the field for months. Eath. cr,ew
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