In 1904, Chicago Plunged Into An Arctic Freeze That Makes This Year’s Winter Look Downright Mild
As Chicago yo-yos between freezing and mild temperatures, there are times when it may seem like the coldest winter ever. In reality, though, Chicago has gone through much worse. So much worse, it actually makes this winter look like spring. At least we’ve had some days get over 40 degrees! In 1904, winter was much different.
Arctic temperatures and multiple feet of snow created one ugly Chicago winter. More than one hundred years ago, before anyone alive in Chicago can actually remember, this happened:
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.