PBS Anywhere

Providing Support for PBS.org

American Experience

Blizzard of 1888

Clip: Season 30 | 1m 8s

In 1888, the east coast experienced one of the worst blizzards in American history. It dumped four feet of snow and left hundreds dead. But it also helped inspire one of the greatest infrastructure projects in American history — the nation’s first subway.

Aired: 01/05/18

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video?