In 1875, Minnesota Plunged Into An Arctic Freeze That Makes This Year’s Winter Look Downright Mild

With December 21 come and gone – and even a big winter storm under our belts – winter has officially arrived in Minnesota. For many, it’s time to break out the snow boots and parkas, crank up the heat, and ready ourselves for a few months of freezing temperatures. Though the temperatures have certainly dropped, this year’s winter doesn’t quite compare to the Arctic freeze that swept Minnesota way back in the late 1800s. Read on to learn all about that frigid winter.

Did you know about Minnesota’s record-setting winter over 100 years ago? What winter freezes do you most remember in Minnesota? Share your memories in the comments below!