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Looking back at the Hurricane of ’38, 75 years later

Looking back at the Hurricane of ’38, 75 years later

The great Hurricane of ’38 hit Rhode Island 75 years ago, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1938; this Saturday marks the anniversary. In the days after the storm the then-publisher of the Warren and Barrington Gazette, the Warren Publishing Company, published a short “Hurricane Album” with photos of the destruction taken across the East Bay. Following

This letter detailing the 1938 hurricane was recently shared with the newspaper.

Letter describes the hurricane of 1938

    Albert T. Stearns lived on Mathewson Road in 1938, and was at work in his Providence camera and paint store the day the ill-famed hurricane of 1938 rolled ashore in Rhode Island. Mr. Stearns wrote this letter to his daughter, Mary (Stearns) Chaffee, describing what happened in Providence during the storm and the

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