50 Years Ago, Illinois Was Hit With The Worst Blizzard In History
One of the worst natural disasters to ever strike the state of Illinois was the Chicago 1967 blizzard. Twenty-three inches of snow fell in about a day, leaving cars stranded and a city in a white-out for days. We’ve had Polar Vortexes and have certainly seen plenty of snow, but it’s never been anything like what they saw 50 years ago. Scroll on to read the story.
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An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
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