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The hurricane of 1938 was the most intense tropical storm ever to hit the northeastern United States. Six hundred people died during the storm and seventy-five thousand buildings were damaged. This article recounts the widespread damage which occurred in Chicopee, Massachusetts. As a result of flooding, two hundred area residents where left homeless. Natural disasters, such as the hurricanes of 1936 and 1938 and the severe drought which devastated the Great Plains through much of the 1930s, added another layer of hardship to the experiences of Americans living through the Great Depression.


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"Chicopee, On Emergency Basis, Hopes Worst Past" article from unknown newspaper

publisher   Unknown
date   1938
location   Chicopee, Massachusetts
width   4.5"
height   14.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
accession #   #L05.149

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