Medicine Hat, AB Blizzard, Oct 1908

Death in Wake of Western Blizzard

MEDICINE HAT, Sask. [sic], Oct. 25.---The first trains to reach Medicine Hat since Monday's snow storm arrived from the East Last night. Riders from the region stretching south to the United States border brought fearful tales of hardship. William Mitchell, after riding since Wednesday, arrived today from his ranch, 60 miles south of here, and reported the second fatality. Donald Cameron, sheep herder, and two others, were forced to leave their sheep to perish and seek safety for themselves. Cameron, however, became exhausted and died. After sixty hours without sleep or nourishment, the others reached a ranch in safely. It is feared that many other herders have perished. Three thousand sheep were driven by the storm into Many Islands Lake, and only [illegible]00 were saved.

Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 26 Oct 1908