Unprecedented Wind and Weather Wreak Havoc Along Eastern Seaboard

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January 1913

Throughout history, winter weather on the Atlantic Coast is notorious for providing fodder for headline news. In early January, 100 years ago, a major storm caused death, damage, and destruction from Georgia to New England. The storm brought freezing temperatures to the south, damaged buildings in the north, wrecked boats off the coast, “crippled wire communication” around the country, and generally caused massive destruction through fierce winds. The extreme weather prompted these January 4, 1913 headlines and their related articles:

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