November 16-18, 1886
West side of Main Street (Odebolt, Iowa)

Photo Caption: The west side of Main Street looked like this after a blizzard in November 1886, with snow piled high in the street. The picture was taken from the corner of Main and Third streets, looking north. First building was the office of the Odebolt Reporter, then the Hess barber shop, Curt A. Stoops drug store and Sutton's hardware. The sixth building now houses the Ellis barber shop and billiard parlor, others in the block include the building of Sampson & Son, now occupied by Nelson's Variety store, and Ballard's meat market. Corner building was the Ketterer hardware store, while the C.A. Burnquist store was on the opposite corner, where the First National bank building now stands ("Fifty Years of Progress," Odebolt Chronicle, August 25, 1938). Accumulations included 5.7" at Des Moines and 13.6" at Omaha.

A special thanks to B. Horak for the above photo. Scanned March 5, 2002, from August 25, 1938 edition of "The Odebolt Chronicle, Fifty Years of Progress". B. Horak, web manager; "The Odebolt History Pages"