Snow-Riverside Ranger Station TB
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Texas, United States
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About This Item
This series of “snow” travel bugs each commemorates a cold US city. I am not sure how one determines the coldest US cities in the winter. Does one rank the record lows, lowest monthly averages or lowest winter averages? Many of the cities would appear on all three lists. Rather than try to assign a ranking, I will simply include some cities or hamlets from each of the criteria. Regardless of ranking, we have to acknowledge that all of the locations identified in this series are really, really cold places in winter.
Riverside Ranger Station is in Yellowstone, Wyoming. Back in the 1870s and 1880s, the soldiers who were stationed in what is now the Fort Yellowstone Historic District inside Yellowstone National Park reportedly had a saying about their temporary home: "In Yellowstone, there are only two seasons: winter and July." Temperatures there in winter will leave no doubt that's the case. The old Riverside Ranger Station inside the park recorded Wyoming's coldest-ever temperature of 66 below zero on Feb. 9, 1933.
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