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DCC: The Hurricane of 1938

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In the midst of hurricane season 2017, join the Dummerston Conservation to learn about the great hurricane that decimated this area in 1938. A hurricane will never surprise us again. But that’s what happened to the people of New England on September 21, 1938. Without any warning, the most destructive weather event ever to hit the Northeast pummeled the coast and blasted its way to Vermont and New Hampshire with torrential rain, flooding, and sustained winds of 100 miles per hour. In his book, Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane that Transformed New England, Stephen Long tells the story of New England’s Katrina. A journalist and co-founder of Northern Woodlands magazine, Long focuses on the devastation to the region’s forests and the daunting challenge facing New Englanders still in the throes of the Great Depression. His presentation is richly illustrated with archival photos of storm damage and the unprecedented recovery operation.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 18:00

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