Blizzard of 1936

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Real photo postcard of the blizzard of March 17, 1936 showing cars and snow along intersection of College and Patton. Sign for Brown Book Co. on right and the Palmer-Lipe Paint Company on left in clear view.

Here’s an image for everybody who’s snowed in this weekend. One of the worst snowstorms of the century swept across Asheville and Western North Carolina in 1936. Snowdrifts up to eight feet high buried parked cars in the city and caused hazardous driving through the area.

Image donated to the N.C. Room collection by Win Anders. AD146

Post by Zoe Rhine, Librarian.

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