#FlashbackFriday with the Whitewater Historical Society – The 1881 Snowstorm

It’s time again for another #FlashbackFriday with the Whitewater Historical Society! Today marks the 140th anniversary of the beginning of the 1881 snowstorm, which came in two waves between February 26 and March 4. A heavy rainstorm, followed closely by over four feet of snow, pounded the city that week. Record books in Madison indicate that approximately 114 inches of snow fell in total that winter. J.P. Whipple’s stereoscope image shows some children hanging out among the access tunnels carved into the snow mounds on the northwest side of Whitewater Street.

Join us next week for more from the Whitewater Historical Society collections!

(1570ST, Whitewater Historical Society)

The Whitewater Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets the history of Whitewater and the surrounding area. Be sure to join us next week for more from the Society’s collections. Please “like” us on Facebook, and check out our website at whitewaterhistoricalsociety.org!​ 

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