The Great New England Hurricane of 1938

The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 Boston Massachusetts

Stock #: 306003
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Boston
State: Massachusetts (MA)
County: Suffolk
Publisher: Tichnor Bros Inc.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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this tree like thousands of others blocked Commonwealth Ave. September 21, 1938 will long be remembered as the date of the disastrous hurricane which swept New England, an upheaval of national seldom, if ever known to this part of the country. In its wake it left behind a horrible death toll of over 600, with another 100 persons still missing; nearly 6000 homes were completely destroyed and the total damage amounted to hundreds of millions of dollars. The fury of the wind crippled power, light and telephone systems, uprooted hundreds of thousands of great trees and countless smaller trees, and wrecked an untold amount of boats and small craft
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