Midcoast blizzard of '52 to be remembered in St. George
St. George — Sixty years ago in February 1952, the most severe blizzard in memory struck the Maine coast. In St. George, as in other towns, snowplows could not keep up with the accumulating snow piling into drifts by a bitterly cold driving wind.
Visibility fell to zero. Plow drivers abandoned their trucks when they could no longer break through the monster drifts nor turn their rigs around.
Roads in parts of the town remained blocked for a few days after the storm until bulldozers broke through the drifts. Just about the only activity was shoveling out driveways and paths. People whose memories went back before 1900 allowed that the blizzard was the worst they’d ever seen.
People who remember that great storm will share their memories at the Thursday, Oct. 25 meeting of the St. George Historical Society at the St. George Grange Hall. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.
Anyone with photographs of that storm are asked to bring them along. Everyone is welcome. There will be a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Please bring eats to share, if possible. There is no charge, but a collection will be taken to pay for the use of the hall.
For more information, call James Skoglund at 372-8893.