Great Blizzard of 1888

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Great Blizzard of 1888 - i Never before has a snow storm caused auch a...
i Never before has a snow storm caused auch a complete suspension of business. Trains have been impeded and travel stopped for a few hours, but never before, since railroading became the exact science that it is now, was travel between this city and New York entirely cut off for a whole day. Telegraph wires have broken down and whole ''circuits" have been rendered useless, but there was always a way to get news In some direction. . We might have to communicate with New York by way of Chicago or with Tittsburg by way of New Orleans, but somehow we always managed to keep up at least partial communication with all sections of the country. Now, Philadelphia bas been isolated for twenty four hours, and for one day we have been forced to realize the condition of things that prevailed in our grandfathers' time, wncn news bom puuuc ana private was carried by slow and infrequent mails and the most rapid means of communication was a horse.

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  1. The Philadelphia Inquirer,
  2. 13 Mar 1888, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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