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Back-to-back snowstorms hit in 1958

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Ralph Bohlke of Ballston Spa has vivid memories of the February 1958 snowstorm that isolated rural Mohawk Valley families for two weeks or more. For four days, a U.S. Army helicopter was used to evacuate isolated families and bring in food, fuel and medicine to Charleston and other towns. Bohlke lived on the border between Princetown and the town of Florida in the hamlet of Scotch Church. The hamlet was named for Scottish settlers who ...

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