CATASTROPHE: Carbon Copy of 1888

On March 12, 1888 the heavens reached down and smothered the North Atlantic coast under a blanket of snow from 21 in. to 50 in. deep. For a full week the normal activities of civilized life all but ceased. Since that time, all winter cataclysms in the east have been compared to the historic Blizzard of '88. There were memorable storms in 1893, 1910 and 1920. But last week brought two storms which lashed New England to its knees, knotted its icy grip on New York and New Jersey and jolted the entire...

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