On This Day…

Great White Hurricane of 1888

March 11, 1888

One of the most famous snow storms in U.S. history, killing 400 people and creating 50-foot (15 m) snow drifts. It lasted for four days with snowfalls up to 58 inches (147 cm) in Saratoga Springs, New York. The destruction of telegraph lines led to their being placed underground in the future.