The great blizzard of 1978 is an event seared in the memory of anyone who lived through it. Most of Greater Boston was quickly overwhelmed by the storm, which shut down all forms of transit, stranded thousands of cars and motorists along Route 128, and virtually shut down most of the state for a week. But for many coastal communities, the impact of the storm, which brought record high tides and pounding surf, was pure devastation. The common thread shared by almost everyone in the region was positive memories of neighbors and strangers helping each other and finding new bonds of community. Greater Boston's Blizzard of 1978, illustrated with approximately 200 photographs from government archives and private collections, brings alive the fading experiences of February 1978 for those who were there and those who can only imagine.
Earls, Alan R.
Greater Boston's blizzard of 1978
Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2008
127 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Branch Call Number:
QC926.37 .E37 2008x
Statement of Responsibility:
Alan R. Earls ; introduction by Michael S. Dukakis
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