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A perennial subject for newspapers is snow storms. In Richmond, forecasters are calling for 4 – 8 inches on Wednesday and Thursday. The debilitating effects of snow are much the same today as they were 75 years ago. Here are a couple of samples from historic snowfalls in Richmond, Virginia from January 24, 1940 and February 8, 1936.

As we all know, today’s storms are nothing compared with the blizzards of yesteryear. That’s as true today as it was in 1936 and here’s proof.

Feb. 8, 1936, Richmond Times-Dispatch
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One Comment

  • Leonard Vaughan says:

    Is there anyway I could get a copy of this edition of the Times Dispatch from Feb. 8th, 1936. My Dad was born on the 7th of January 1936, just one month before this historic storm hit. It was also one of the coldest periods in history from late January into early February 1936.

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