1888: The Children’s Blizzard

This month marks the anniversary of one of the most horrific events in Midwest history, though after 125 years quite a few people don’t remember it at all: the Children’s Blizzard of 1888, which received its name because so many of its 250-500 fatalities were children. Many factors combined to cause that death toll, which…
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1940: Cloudy Weather

Cloudy weather dominated in 1940.

1961: Swing It Again, Earlier Version

Verlyn Wiertsema, 8, was having a great time swinging in 1961.

1940: Cold, Wet Weather Delays Fieldwork

Cold, wet weather was responsible for the delay of fieldwork in 1940.

1961: Adventure Of Gardening

Gardening is an adventure, but so is sky-diving.