100 years ago: Short storm brings blizzard conditions

From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 28, 1911:

“This is a cold, disagreeable day. There is probably a good deal of suffering. Horses will especially suffer today. It is time to be careful of horses and use every precaution to see that they are sharp shod and not allowed to stand hitched unblanketed…. Over the city there are families that are in need. These should be looked after by neighbors. We are all one big neighborhood in Lawrence.”

“The first big theatrical attraction for Lawrence this season in the way of winter offerings was that which was staged yesterday afternoon, last night, and today, called ‘A Cold Wave, accompanied by snow and wind,’ or in other words a blizzard…. At first it appeared as if the most decided thing about the storm would be the drop in temperature, with maybe a little snow, but it was not long before the air was filled with a great deal of snow that did not melt when it fell. It piled up on the walks; it blew in at doors or windows that were opened; it heaped up on the streetcar tracks; it drifted generally so that walking was almost impossible. Last evening when those who had been down town all day started home, they found that the storm was a real one.”

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