Francis E. Warren Air Force BaseIn 1949, more than eighty years after it was founded, Fort Warren and the City of Cheyenne joined forces shortly after the new year to battle the "Blizzard of 49." Personnel and equipment from the 3450th Technical Training Wing cleared the City's airport, the Veterans Hospital, and plowed roads for Laramie County. The installation also delivered medical supplies and fuel. The massive ground blizzards forced the implementation of Operation Snowbound, a Presidential Proclamation providing relief for snowbound families and livestock in southeastern Wyoming. Bulldozers, graders, military vehicles, and snow plows operated by Fort personnel cleared some 1,700 miles of roads to reach more than 1,000 residents and 106,000 head of stranded livestock. It is estimated that 70,179 man hours were expended during the operation.
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|Placed By||City of Cheyenne, Cheyenne Historic Historic Preservation Board, Cheyenne Area Convention and Visitors Board, Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and Preserve America|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 513728 N 4554905|
|Decimal Degrees||41.14535000, -104.83640000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 8.721', W 104° 50.184'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 8' 43.26" N, 104° 50' 11.04" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||307, 712|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1301-1399 Randall Ave, Cheyenne WY 82001, US|
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