Armistice Day Storm of 1940:  Photos

Jeff Boyne, NWS La Crosse, WI

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If you have your own pictures of the Armistice Day Storm (November 11-12, 1940), and/or its aftermath and would like them added to this webpage, please send them to the National Weather Service via e-mail at Jeff.Boyne@noaa.gov or via regular mail at N2788 County Rd. FA, La Crosse, WI 54601-3038. 

Minnesota: 

Watkins, MN   Photographer:  John McNab Aftermath of Blizzard in Watkins, MN      Source:  Minnesota Historical Society Building on fire during or soon after the blizzard.   Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
Watkins, Minnesota
Photographer:  John McNab
Aftermath of Blizzard
in Watkins, MN
Source:  Minnesota Historical Society
Building on fire during or soon after the blizzard.
Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
 Clearing snow after blizzard in Madison, MN    Source:  Minnesota Historical Society Clearing snow after blizzard in Madison, MN    Source:  Minnesota Historical Society Madison, MN after the Armistice Day blizzard   Source:  Minnesota Historical Society
Clearing snow after blizzard in Madison, MN
Source:  Minnesota Historical Society
Clearing snow after blizzard in Madison, MN
Source:  Minnesota Historical Society
Madison, MN after the Armistice Day blizzard
Source:  Minnesota Historical Society
  Train derailed during blizzard      Source: Minneapolis Star Journal Aerial view showing railroad snowplow clearing tracks following blizzard    Source: Minneapolis Star Journal Aerial view of farm from the Armistice Day blizzard. Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
 Train derailed during blizzard
Source:  Minneapolis Star Journal
Aerial view showing railroad snowplow clearing tracks following blizzard
Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
Aerial view of farm from the Armistice Day blizzard.
Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
Cars stuck in snow during Armistice Day blizzard     Source: Minneapolis Star Journal  Snowplow and men with shovels attempting to clear road after the Armistice Day blizzard. Source:  Minnesota Historical Society  Cars stuck in snow during Armistice Day blizzard     Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
Car stuck in snow during Armistice Day blizzard
Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
Snowplow and men with shovels attempting to clear road after the Armistice Day blizzard.
Source:  Minnesota Historical Society
Cars stuck in snow during Armistice Day blizzard
Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
Cars on and off the road during Armistice Day blizzard   Source:  Minnesota Historical Society Car at Portland Avenue before Minnehaha Parkway in Minneapolis following Armistice Day blizzard      Photographer: Robert Travis Keagle Car between snow banks following Armistice Day blizzard in Minneapolis Photographer: Robert Travis Keagle
Cars on and off the road during Armistice Day blizzard
Source:  Minnesota Historical Society
Car at Portland Avenue before Minnehaha Parkway in Minneapolis following Armistice Day blizzard
Photographer: Robert Travis Keagle

Car between snow banks following Armistice Day blizzard in Minneapolis
Photographer: Robert Travis Keagle

People and cars on the street in Minneapolis during Armistice Day blizzard    Source: Minneapolis Star Journal Women walking on Minneapolis sidewalk during Armistice Day blizzard    Source: Minneapolis Star Journal A few of the hunters who died in the storm.   Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
 People and cars on the street in Minneapolis during Armistice Day blizzard
Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
 Women walking on Minneapolis sidewalk during Armistice Day blizzard
Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
A few of the hunters who died
in the storm
Source:  Minneapolis Star Journal
Clearing snow out of Memorial Stadium following blizzard.   Source: Minneapolis Star Journal Blizzard scene in front of State Theater in Hibbing, MN.  Photographer: Al Heitman  Aftermath of blizzard in Hibbing, MN Photographer:  Al Heitman
Clearing snow out of Memorial Stadium following blizzard
Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
Blizzard scene in front of State Theater in Hibbing, MN
Photographer: Al Heitman
Aftermath of blizzard
in Hibbing, MN
Photographer:  Al Heitman
  Aftermath of blizzard in Hibbing, MN Photographer:  Al Heitman  Aftermath of blizzard in Hibbing, MN Photographer:  Al Heitman Streetcars in downtown Minneapolis during blizzard    Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
Aftermath of blizzard
in Hibbing, MN
Photographer:  Al Heitman
Aftermath of blizzard
in Hibbing, MN
Photographer:  Al Heitman
Streetcars in downtown Minneapolis during blizzard
Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
 Women in temporary shelter during blizzard     Source: Minneapolis Star Journal  Woman on skis after the blizzard.   Source: Minneapolis Star Journal Streetcar in Armistice Day blizzard    Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
Women in temporary shelter during blizzard
Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
Woman on skis after the blizzard.
Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
Streetcar in Armistice Day blizzard
Source: Minneapolis Star Journal
Charles F. Dare, age 18, shoveling out the Sherburne County Star News delivery truck in Elk River, MN after the Armistice Day blizzard.    
Charles F. Dare, age 18, shoveling out the Sherburne County Star News delivery truck in Elk River, MN after the Armistice Day blizzard.    

South Dakota:

   
 Draper, South Dakota Source: Library of Congress (Photographer: John Vachon) Draper, South Dakota Source: Library of Congress (Photographer: John Vachon) Lyman County, South Dakota Source: Library of Congress (Photographer: John Vachon)
Draper, South Dakota
Source: Library of Congress (Photographer: John Vachon)
Draper, South Dakota
Source: Library of Congress (Photographer: John Vachon)
Lyman County, South Dakota
Source: Library of Congress (Photographer: John Vachon)
     
     


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