Disaster Tales

The Children’s Blizzard of 1888

September 15, 2019

On January 12th, 1888 an arctic cold front, the coldest ever measured, raced down the center of the American heartland.  There were far below zero temperatures, windchills measured at -110 F and freezing effects as far south as Brownsville, Texas.  The storm hit the Dakota Territories, Minnesota and Nebraska about the same time children were walking home from school.  This storm was a killer.