132 Years Ago, Vermont Was Hit With The Worst Blizzard In History
Vermont is no stranger to blizzards. The snowy and cold winter storms come year in and year out. But before we had the infrastructure and massive snow removal capacity that we have today, a blizzard could wreak havoc on the small towns of Vermont, and, way back in 1888, that is exactly what happened. It was arguably the worst blizzard in Vermont’s history, and although it took place 132 years ago, the tales of the storm have not been lost in history.
Note: finding photos of the 1888 blizzard taken in Vermont proved to be difficult. Therefore, photos are from New England states.
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Luke was born and raised in Colchester, Vermont, and is a recent graduate of the University of Vermont where he studied philosophy and economics. His interests and hobbies include: reading, writing, learning new languages, hiking and playing outdoor sports.
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