Great Blizzard of 1888

This remarkable 'perfect storm' which completely cut New York City off from the outside world for days, is combined with a financial sting and a romantic intrigue in the 'Snow' chapter of Rutherfurd's New York.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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