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The morning of January 12, 1888, walm and warm. School children played outdoors in shirt sleeves. Then literally without warning, the storm roared down from Canada at 50 miles per hour. Temperatures dropped 36 degrees. Snow up to 8 inches covered the Great Plains. Furious winds swirled the snow into a blinding, life-threatening blizzard. More than 1,000 people died.
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Author was speaker of Nebraska's House of Representatives and originator of the Blizzard Club.
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Book Description J & L Lee Company, Lincoln, NE, 1988. Soft cover. Condition: New. A new book. No library or any other markings. O'Gara was a member of the Nebraska legislature and speaker of the House of Representatives. The story of the blizzard of 1888 in the Great Plains or, as it was then known, the midwest, this edition was published at the final survivors of the blizzard club. Indexed. Illustrated with photos and maps. Includes many reminiscences of survivors of the storm which took over 1,000 lives. Seller Inventory # 001895
Book Description J & L Lee Co, 1947. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0934904049
Book Description J & L Lee Co, 1947. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB010TTCKDG
Book Description J & L Lee Co, 1947. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0934904049