This winter in New York has been called the worst winter yet, with several significant snowstorms in the last couple of weeks. Now is the perfect time to check out a post by Nestor Palugod Enriquez on the Blizzard of 1888.
As a trustee of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) and an online historian, Enriquez has been connecting Filipino-Americans to their past for over ten years through various bulletin boards, magazine contributions and with his own website (www.filipinohome.com). Here is an excerpt of his story of Filipino national hero Jose Rizal* in New York City:
The 2010 blizzard is very mild when compared with the most famous snowstorm in American history, the Blizzard of 1888. It has acquired an almost legendary status. Read more