A century ago, Colorado’s Front Range was paralyzed by record snowfall


The trains that often brought the news to places like Georgetown were one casualty of the storm. The deep, wet snow stopped them in their tracks. Back then, people traveled by train across the Front Range and by streetcar in Denver. But both were overwhelmed by the storm. That’s why some people, according to state climatologist (at Colorado State University) Nolan Doesken, labeled the storm The Snow Blockade.