This book is a compilation of the stories of "The Blizzard Club" members. It gives their first-hand accounts of how they survived the Blizzard of January 12, 1888. T
his blizzard is also known as "The Children's Blizzard". This is a fascinating telling by the individuals who lived through it of a great natural disaster. The blizzard struck on a day that started calm, and unseasonably warm. Children went to school with light coats on.
Around noon the blizzard stuck like a freight train, with black clouds coming extremely fast. Many students tried to get home and froze to death. Many farmers and livestock were also in the fields and froze to death because they could not see, or make it to safety.
It is suggested by the History Channel that this blizzard was because of the dust that came from the volcano Krakatoa exploding. It is a blizzard that Laura Ingalls Wilder experienced, and could have written about in her books. 327 pages.