2019 Winter in Iowa is Memorable But Not Unique
DES MOINES, Iowa -- While this winter goes on and on with snowstorm after snowstorm, this is not the first time Iowa has experienced very high amounts of snow. The State Historical Museum has an account from the 1930s of a steam locomotive being dwarfed by giant snowbanks on either side. That was taken near Leland in northern Iowa with dozens of men trying to shovel the engine out of a snow bank.