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Gorman after a 1948 snowstorm

Gorman after a 1948 snowstorm

Feb. 5, 1948: The Ridge Route through Gorman after the first major storm of the 1947-48 season.

In the next day’s weather story the Los Angeles Times reported, “The Ridge Route near Gorman and Holland Summit was blocked by snow and slithering mud but was reopened within a few hours. Four inches was reported by morning at Gorman. A heavy truck trapped in mud at a highway construction project below Gorman led to the tie-up.”

The June 3, 1948 Los Angeles Times reported that 7.22 inches of rain had fallen for the 1947-48 season, compared with an average 15.24 inches.

This photo, by former staff photographer Ray Graham, was published in the Feb. 6, 1948 Los Angeles Times.

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