Second Saturdays – The Great Blizzard of 1947

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Second Saturdays – The Great Blizzard of 1947

In late January 1947, Milwaukee was hammered with what remains the greatest blizzard in city history. What was forecast as an inch of snow turned into a two-day storm that left 20 inches on Milwaukee, literally freezing the city where it stood. It would be days before Milwaukee could get moving again and the city’s street would not be fully cleared for nearly six weeks.

Milwaukee historian and author Matthew J. Prigge will tell the story of the Great Blizzard of ’47 – explaining how the storm came to so thoroughly shut down the city and how friends, neighbors, and total strangers came together to brave the elements and help each other through the storm.

 

Date

Mar 14 2020

Time

9:30 am - 11:30 pm

Cost

Free of Charge

Location

Plymouth Arts Center
520 East Mill Street, Plymouth, WI

Organizer

Research Center
Phone
(920) 467-4667
Email
schrc@att.net

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