January 27

A cold sunset on the prairie

About 4:30 in the afternoon, the sun sets behind the hills on the western side of the Missouri River — visible from where I live on the eastern side of the river.  The sunsets are vivid with the cold still air, but imagine homesteading this region, trying to stay warm.

It can get so cold that crews that work with steel and must climb, head to the shop to work, rather than expose themselves to the elements.  And so was the case of the crew working on the new water tower west of Wilton.

too cold to work

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