White Point Garden

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Sepia photograph of East Battery covered in heavy snow. A portion of White Point Gardens can be seen to the left and several pedestrians are walking on the street and along High Battery. A horse drawn carriage can be seen in the far background. Handwriting on reverse reads, "February, 1899 Charleston, S.C. 7? & Snow East Battery."

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.