The Blizzard of April 1920 hit Berthoud and its northern Colorado neighbors hard. Following the storm the Berthoud Bulletin reported, “Beginning early Saturday morning and raging all of Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday, and intermittently Sunday night, the worst April snow storm in thirty-five years put practically all of northern Colorado under from two and one-half to three feet of snow—and for two days almost paralyzed traffic. The work of ‘digging out’ started as soon as the storm ceased, and by Monday afternoon things had begun to move once more. The 4:27 train got as far north as Longmont Saturday, and was blocked there till Monday afternoon, when a snow plow, backed by three locomotives, drove through from Denver to Fort Collins and released it. Saturday afternoon’s train, southbound, was able to come out Monday afternoon. A train direct from Denver reached Berthoud about eleven Monday night, bringing a big lot of mail.
Picture courtesy of Berthoud Historical Society.