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Blizzard of 1888

Blizzard of 1888

11 votes, 4.55 avg. rating (89% score)

Excerpt from “He’s Still Burried in the Blizzard of ’88,” Yankee Magazine, September 1988 The Blizzard of 1888... Read More »

Connecticut Farmington River Flood of 1955 | The Nightmare That Was True

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

It was raining and three o’clock in the morning, August 19, 1955. The sudden roar of a truck... Read More »

Connecticut Tornado of 1989

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Yankee Classic: July 1990 The dogs knew first. Ivan and Merle, Charles and Mable Besozzi’s two big, black... Read More »

Flood Derails Train outside Williston, Vermont

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

It was 6:51 A.M., July 6, 1984, when the Amtrak Montrealer went flying over a washout outside Williston,... Read More »

Hurricane Bob | The Hurricane Nobody Took Seriously

Hurricane Bob | The Hurricane Nobody Took Seriously

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Belle and Gloria weren’t so bad. So when Hurricane Bob blew into Provincetown on August 19, 1991, even... Read More »

Hurricane of 1938 | The Wind That Shook the World

4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% score)

This Yankee classic is from September 1988. For the first time his wife Irene could ever remember, Harold... Read More »

Mount Washington Avalanche | Nightmare on Mount Washington

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Yankee Magazine March 1993 Jamie Huntsman never saw the avalanche that rumbled down Mount Washington, sweeping him and... Read More »

Stranded on the Coldest Day of the Year |  A Cold Day for a Swim

Stranded on the Coldest Day of the Year | A Cold Day for a Swim

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

They were stranded on a pile of rocks 200 yards from shore. The wind chill was 53 degrees... Read More »

Tropical Storm Irene | Flood in Vermont

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

When Tropical Storm Irene struck Vermont, rain-swollen waterways washed away homes, bridges, and roads. Amid the destruction, Vermonters... Read More »



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