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Little House on the Prairie meets the Best of the Weather Channel
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Interesting read - offensive summation
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Posted January 8, 2007
The pioneers weren't all this dumb...
This book asserts that most pioneers were idiots, and that the archaic weather detection service of the day was remiss in not warning them. My question is, how could they have warned them? The weather service could only warn those in town, and virtually no one, and I mean, NO ONE in town died. On the plains there was absolutely no way that the weather service could have reached the myriad family farms. The truth is, less than one tenth of one percent of the population of the plains died on that day in 1888, because virtually everyone stayed home. And the author goes into a bizzarre rant at the end in which he basically says the blizzard led to the ruin of the great plains, which it didn't. Life went on--it still goes on out here on the flats, and unlike the incredibly stupid subjects of this book, we know how to stay indoors during a whiteout.
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Posted March 30, 2012
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