The "Long Winter" of 1880/81
The winter of 1880/81, popularized by author Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 1940 novel “the long winter” was variously described as “the hard winter” “the black winter” the “long winter,” the “starvation winter,” or the “snow winter.” Journalist J Mark Powell wrote in January, 2018 “Think you’ve seen severe winter weather? No matter how bad it is where you are, it can’t hold a candle to this, the Mother of All Bad Winters.”
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