In 1888, a blizzard so sudden and severe hit the American Midwest and claimed the lives of hundreds, some of whom died just outside the safety of shelter. Weather prediction of the fast-moving storm simply didn't reach people in time to prepare them.
Scenes and Incidents from the Recent Terrible Blizzard in Dakota, Frank Leslie's Weekly, January 28, 1888. Public Domain.
Topics in this Podcast: 19th century