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Photos From The Hurricane Of 1938

Because it was a snazzier time, people called this hurricane “The Long Island Express.” This was one of the biggest hurricanes of the 20th century, and killed almost 800 people along the Atlantic Coast.

1. Downtown Providence

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2. Fallen trees in Wolfsboro, NH

4. A postcard depicting damage

5. The Music Shell in Bushnell Park in Hartford, CT

6. Hartford, CT, flooded

7. A smashed car

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8. Sandbags in Boston

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9. Girls on a felled tree in CT

10. Whalom Park amusement park in MA

12. Flooded streets in Suffolk County, Long Island

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13. Beach house in Westport, MA

14. Another beach house in Westport, MA

15. Old-timey newsreel

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