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Blizzard of 1888

Excerpt from “He’s Still Buried in the Blizzard of ’88,” Yankee Magazine, September 1988   The Blizzard of 1888 dumped the greatest amount of snow ever to have fallen in the United States in one storm. And author Judd Caplovich discovered more about it than anyone who lived through it. Judd Caplovich lives in a [...] Read More

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  • Blizzard of 1888

    Blizzard of 1888

    Excerpt from “He’s Still Buried in the Blizzard of ’88,” Yankee Magazine, September 1988   The Blizzard of 1888 dumped the greatest amount of snow ever to have fallen in the United States in one storm. And author Judd Caplovich...

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History

  • The Great Molasses Flood | Footnote to History

    The Great Molasses Flood | Footnote to History

    On January 15, 1919, a giant molasses tank in Boston’s North End exploded, resulting in the “Great Molasses Flood.” In January of 1919 Purity Distilling Company of Boston, maker of high-grade rum, was working three shifts a day in a...

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Art & Culture

Jud's Journal

  • Wanna Fool Around with the Calendar—Again?

    Welcome to the January 2015 edition of “Jud’s New England Journal,” the rather curious monthly musings of Judson Hale, the Editor-in-Chief of Yankee Magazine, published since 1935 in Dublin, NH. Wanna Fool Around With the Calendar – Again? Calendar reform is an intriguing thought, but…… Finally the new year has arrived and a...Read more

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