Over 135 Years Ago, Detroit Was Hit With The Worst Blizzard In Its History

For many longtime Detroiters, the most intense winter in memory took place in 1974, when the city and its surrounding areas were coated with an impressive 19.5 inches of snow in a single day. While this December storm certainly deserves a place in the Motor City history books, one larger weather event happened generations earlier – and its intensity is certainly worth commemorating.

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