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Podcast 48 - The Blizzard of 1888, Eastern Seaboard - FULL VERSION

March 11, 2018

Gena and Jean talk about their own snow experiences on the 130th anniversary of the blizzard of 1888 that hit the Eastern Seaboard on March 11th. The issues of dealing with clearing snow in modern days compared to earlier centuries were discussed. In the first half of the podcast, the blizzard of the same year, two months earlier in the plains states, is described. Many specifics of the blizzard-related events are given in the second half.

Photo above: Fulton Street toward the Ferry, after plowing, 1888, courtesy of the Library of Congress

For resources and more photos, see the blog post of the same date (11 March 2018) at <>

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