March Madness, Blizzard 1888

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Broad Street Downtown in 1888. Courtesy Bridgeport History Center.

The Blizzard of 1888 was also in March. About two feet of snow buried the city in drifts as high as 14 feet, ripping chimneys off roofs and roofs off shops. You remember digging out, don’t ya? Isn’t that Andy Fardy in the foreground?

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Check out the snow tunnel on State Street Downtown, Blizzard of 1888. From the Connecticut Historical Society.

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Yikes. Remember this record snowfall from 2013? A nightmare for the Finch administration. Fairfield Avenue Downtown.
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