Happy 34th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78, Rhode IslandFebruary 6th, 2012 at 6:53 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
My colleague Tony Petrarca reminded me this evening that today marks 34 years since the Blizzard of ’78. Remember when it used to snow here?
Providence got a record-breaking 27.6 inches of snow. The images from the storm we saw in Governor Garrahy’s obituary are still astonishing. Here’s the cover of the old Evening-Bulletin’s “snow edition” 34 years ago today (via Quahog.org):
The storm was so epic that the Projo actually published a hardcover book recapping it, “Blizzard: The Great Storm of ’78 as Reported in the Pages of The Providence Journal and The Evening Bulletin.” You can still buy the Projo’s book used for $15 on Amazon. Nowadays they’d publish a Kindle Single.
(As an aside, what are we going to show to mark historical events if we stop printing daily newspapers? A screenshot? An iPad?)