All Hell Broke Loose: Experiences of Young People During the Armistice Day 1940 Blizzard

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How young people coped with the storm of the century -

59 people died in Minnesota on November 11, 1940 when the worst blizzard ever hit Minnesota unexpectedly. Violet walked from Seven Corners in Minneapolis to 32nd street with snow over her knees, in subzero temperature, with only saddle oxfords and a light wrap. Farmers lost thousands of turkeys - Herb tells of rendering a half million frozen gobblers. Alvin in Warroad barely got his boat back to the dock. Andy and a group of...

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Overview

How young people coped with the storm of the century -

59 people died in Minnesota on November 11, 1940 when the worst blizzard ever hit Minnesota unexpectedly. Violet walked from Seven Corners in Minneapolis to 32nd street with snow over her knees, in subzero temperature, with only saddle oxfords and a light wrap. Farmers lost thousands of turkeys - Herb tells of rendering a half million frozen gobblers. Alvin in Warroad barely got his boat back to the dock. Andy and a group of Iron Rangers, preparing for deer hunting the next weekend, spent this weekend struggling through the blizzard, barely saving their lives. Dwight, of Marshall, crawled 200 yards to build a fire for a man about to freeze to death. Sherman kept isolated Albert Lea in touch with the world. Read these stories and many more in All Hell Broke Loose, and experience the blizzard.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781882376964
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press MI
  • Publication date: 11/15/2004
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 505,156
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    If you're over 50 years old and grew up in Minnesota, you heard

    If you're over 50 years old and grew up in Minnesota, you heard about the "Armistice Day Blizzard" from your parents. It was one of those "significant emotional events"--not unlike the Kennedy assassination--that defined that generation.
    William H. Hull recorded the experiences of those who survived, and stories of those who did not. Not only is his account a record of these oral histories, but it documents how differently people lived in 1940--many without conveniences (electricity, running water) we take for granted. If you're interested in Minnesota history or weather, this book is not to be missed. Mr. Hull has done a great service by documenting these accounts before they were lost to history.

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