1938 Hurricane Ruins at Cranston, Rhode Island


Stock #: 655990
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Cranston
State: Rhode Island (RI)
County: Providence
Publisher: Tichnor Bros Inc.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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September 21, 1938 will long be remembered as the date of the Disastrous Hurricane which swept New England, an upheaval of nature 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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