The Blizzard of '78

The Blizzard of '78

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New England was knocked to its knees on February 6th and 7th, 1978, by the incredible snow and wind referred to locally as the worst storm of the century, and this history combines stunning photographs with riveting text to reawaken memories of the "Blizzard of '78." Chronicling the period before the storm, the book then follows it through its progression, as it caused commuter nightmares and wreaked devastation. From Cape Cod to Connecticut, from Rhode island to Route 128, it explains howpeople survived the storm by spending more than 48 hours in their cars, and how coastal homes were torn from their foundations and smashed to smithereens by the vicious surf. The book records the brighter sides of the blizzard too, including neighborhood parties, cross-country skiing down abandoned highways, and the many ways that people pitched in to help total strangers. Intriguing analysis also compares the Blizzard of '78 with the Great Blizzard of 1888. This book will be cherished by anyonewho survived the Blizzard of '78, as well as those spellbound by its legend.
Publisher: Yarmouth Port, Mass. : On Cape Publications, c2003
ISBN: 9780971954755
Branch Call Number: QC929.S7 T68 2003x
Characteristics: 127 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Uniform Title: Blizzard of 1978


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