Blizzard of 1887 Jun 16, 2011
by Candace G
This is about the blizzard annd massive cold front that hit the Minn.,Dakota area in 1887. It struck very quickly,fooling the weather bureau,which was still in its infancy.It also surprise many farmers. It hit, for some, just after kids left for school; and, for others, as the kids were leaving school.
Immediately, the temperature dropped 40-50 degrees, and high winds whipped ice and dirt into faces.
Hundreds of children were frozen, dropping in their steps. Others, were able to get cover, but hundreds lost toes, feet, ears, and fingers.
The story follows several familes, therefore, getting you involved(as the reader). So you are caught up in the story.