The “Great White Hurricane” of 1888 struck on the night of March 11 and continued furiously for two days, dumping as much as 60 inches of snow on parts of the Northeast. It was one of the worst blizzards in U.S. history, killing 400 and paralyzing the East Coast from the Chesapeake to Maine.
- Wikipedia: Great Blizzard of 1888
- Boston Globe: The Great Blizzard of March 12, 1888
- MassMoments: March 11, 1888, Blizzard Shuts Down Massachusetts
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How awful for those poor people …
Gordon, I don’t know where you keep digging up this wonderfully interesting history but I am so pleased that you do. Thank you.