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It's The 40th Anniversary Of The Blizzard Of '78

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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.

Cars and trucks stranded and abandoned in deep snow along Route 128 in Dedham, Mass., are seen in this Feb. 9, 1978 as military and civilian plows begin to dig them out during the blizzard of 1978. (AP)
Cars and trucks stranded and abandoned in deep snow along Route 128 in Dedham, Mass., are seen in this Feb. 9, 1978 as military and civilian plows begin to dig them out during the blizzard of 1978. (AP)
A National Guardsman checks a stranded car Feb. 9, 1978, in Hampton, N.H., after the Blizzard of '78 to see if anyone was trapped inside. (Tim Savard/AP)
A National Guardsman checks a stranded car Feb. 9, 1978, in Hampton, N.H., after the Blizzard of '78 to see if anyone was trapped inside. (Tim Savard/AP)
Two members of the U.S. Army 27th Engineers from Fort Bragg, N.C. move their bulldozers slowly toward downtown Boston as the city began to remove the record snowfall from the streets, seen in this Feb. 11, 1978 file photo. (AP)
Two members of the U.S. Army 27th Engineers from Fort Bragg, N.C. move their bulldozers slowly toward downtown Boston as the city began to remove the record snowfall from the streets, seen in this Feb. 11, 1978 file photo. (AP)

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