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Digging out from the Blizzard '88

Blizzard of ’88 Shuts Greenwich Off from Outside World

…Greenwich Historical Society A storm of wind and rain began on Sunday night, March 11, 1888. The temperature dropped rapidly. Before daylight Monday, a blizzard was in full progress. By…


Waterbury, Bank Street. After the Great Blizzard

The Blizzard of 1888 – Today in History: March 11

On Sunday, March 11, 1888, a blizzard came unexpectedly to the northeastern United States. A cloudy and rainy day toward the end of winter took a turn for the worse…


Middletown, Main Street

Video – When Disaster Struck: King Blizzard

YouTube – CPTV – Created by Connecticut Public Television. “King Blizzard” is excerpted from the program When Disaster Struck Connecticut and is part of a collection of CPTV original documentaries….


The Blizzard of 1978

Blizzard Halts Mail Delivery – Today in History: February 7

On February 7, 1978, the US Postal Service was unable to deliver mail to many Connecticut residents for the first time in almost 40 years. The culprit was a blizzard


Blizzard of 1888 - Hartford, corner of Main Street and State Street

Blizzard of 1888 Devastates State

By Jeannine Henderson-Shifflett Sunday, March 11, began as an unseasonably warm day but, as the day turned to evening, the weather turned colder. As the snow started to fall, optimistic…


Hurricane of 1938, Niantic


From headline-making events, such as blizzards, tornados, and droughts, to the prevailing climactic conditions that helped make the Connecticut River Valley suitable for growing a specialty crop like shade tobacco,…


Ella Grasso at the Danbury Fair, ca. 1975-80

America’s First Woman Governor: Ella Grasso, 1919-1981

…inauguration of the Connecticut State Lottery in 1976 helped turn things around. Grasso’s timely, personal and hands-on response to the Blizzard of 1978 solidified her popularity and resulted in a…




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