Wayback Wednesday: Snow!

Three images of snow in Lafayette in December 1913

Welcome to a snowy Wednesday in Lafayette, Colorado! Ever wonder what the snowiest day was in our area? Not last year’s storm of March 13-14, 2021 – we accumulated 10.5 inches (about half as much as our Louisville neighbors!).

Article from the Lafayette Leader on Dec. 12, 1913.
Blurb in the Lafayette Leader on Dec. 12, 1913 describing the school closure due to snow.

The most severe storm in Lafayette history came on December 4, 1913. The Lafayette Leader reported snow accumulation of at least six feet (though the National Weather Service reports 45.7 inches). Townsfolk endured shortages of coal, meat, bread, and butter for six days following the storm. Lafayette-bound train passengers were stranded in Louisville. Six of them walked and crawled home, taking three days to cover three miles.

About Lafayette news in the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

Have you had a chance to check out the online archive of early editions of Lafayette newspapers? The earliest local newspapers that we have on microfilm are available online through the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, with more dates added regularly. Access them from our Lafayette History & Photos page or using these quick links.

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