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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 »

I Took a Voyage on the R.M.S Titanic

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

Excerpt from “I Took a Voyage on the R.M.S Titanic,” Yankee Magazine, June 1981. Marjorie Newell Robb of... Read More »

Lac-Mégantic Tragedy | The Town is Gone

Lac-Mégantic Tragedy | The Town is Gone

16 votes, 4.12 avg. rating (82% score)

In the early-morning hours of July 6, 2013, a train carrying more than 10,000 tons of crude oil... Read More »

New England By the Numbers: The Great Molasses Flood

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

1/15/1919 day a giant molasses tank in Boston’s North End exploded, gushing more than 2 million gallons of... Read More »

Titanic Survivor | Going Down with the Titanic in Third Class

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

Excerpt from “Going Down with the Titanic in Third Class,” Yankee Magazine, September 1987. Very little was ever... Read More »

Voices From the Flood

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

In the year since Tropical Storm Irene barreled through New England, Vermont continues to recover. The storm claimed... Read More »



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