The 40th anniversary of the notorious Blizzard of '78 comes this Tuesday.
The ferocious storm left an estimated 73 dead, mostly in the Midwest, and injured thousands of others. It dumped a total of 27.1 inches on Boston, destroying homes throughout the region and flooding the coast.
For more photographs of Greater Boston residents coping with the aftermath of the blizzard, take a look at Boston.com's dive into the Boston Globe's archives. You can also learn more about the Blizzard of '78 with this really interesting PDF -- featuring newspaper clips and satellite images -- from the National Weather Service in Taunton.