Blizzard of 1899 (Rutledge Avenue)

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Black and white photograph of a horse that has fallen in the snow in front of the residence of Dr. A.E. Baker at 126 Rutledge Avenue. Still harnessed to the delivery wagon of Welch & Eason Grocers, several men are trying to assist the animal in standing. Printed from a glass plate negative held in the Museum's collection.

The "Great Blizzard of 1899" or the "Great Arctic Outbreak of 1899" brought a mixture of snow and sleet to Charleston on February 11 - 12, with reported temperatures of 7?F and four inches of snow.