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Remembering The Children's Blizzard Of 1888

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At this time of year in 1888, people across the Upper Midwest were mourning the deaths of hundreds of people in a snowstorm.

Most of them were children from pioneer families who came from Germany and Scandinavia.

David Laskin‘s book “The Children’s Blizzard” captures their stories. We revisit Here & Now host Robin Young’s conversation with Laskin on March 10, 2006.



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