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75 Years Ago


Items taken from weekly issues 75 years ago, from the Daniels County Leader, est. 1922 (continuation of the Scobey Sentinel, est. 1912).

January 16, 1947

27 Hour Power Failure

Paralyzes City in

Sub-Zero Weather–

Monday morning about 10 minutes after 2 a.m. the power came on and off, at 3 a.m. all electric power into Scobey and Flaxville cut out completely, out in the night a blizzard was in the making.

Business firms and homes with heating systems powered by electricity awoke to sub-zero weather and slight hopes for electric power resumed for many hours.

Downtown business firms with heat dependent on electric power waited for the worst. The bank closed, its vaults turning into refrigerators, post office clerks handled mail with numb fingers and gave up. Upstairs in the apartments water pipes burst.

School students had a 2-day holiday, the Rex Theatre ha...