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Minnie Freeman and the “Schoolhouse Blizzard” on January 12, 1888

Can anyone in America today imagine not knowing that a big snowstorm was heading his/her way? This morning in southern Illinois there is ice everywhere. Yesterday on my afternoon walk with the dogs, I was warm just wearing a sweatshirt. It … Continue reading

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Minnie Freeman and the Schoolhouse Blizzard of 1888

Can anyone in America today imagine not knowing that a big snowstorm was heading his/her way? With instant weather alerts, 24-hour cable and television stations, internet radar, smart phones, etc. the weather is hardly ever a surprise.  Minnie Freeman (Penney) was … Continue reading

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