The winter of 1948-1949 brought blizzards to Nebraska that dumped over 100 total inches of snow on some places in the northeastern part of the state. Northeastern Nebraska. Louie and Verna Brogren operated a farm north of Hoskins, but after that horrible winter, Verna had had enough of farming, so the couple and their young son (and only child), Terry, moved to Norfolk to try something else.
If it weren’t for that blizzard, a staple of Norfolk, Nebraska, wouldn’t exist.
The Tastee Treet restaurant, located at 300 South 1st Street, has been in business now for over seventy years. Louie Brogren bought a drive-in building on the location in 1949 and temporarily ran it as “Brogren’s Dairy Treet,” but he purchased a Tastee Treet franchise in 1950 and changed his small restaurant to a Tastee Treet one.
By Tammy Marshall
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