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A Preview of the End of the World: The Great New England Hurricane of 1938

On September 21, 1938, a massive hurricane hit New York and New England, to the surprise of all residents. The Great New England Hurricane, one of the most destructive storms in American history, caused more than six hundred deaths and $400 million in property damages. What made this storm unique? In this illustrated lecture by Historic New England Program Manager Shira Gladstone, learn about the impact and aftermath of the Hurricane of 1938 .

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