The 1916 snow storm was no ordinary event for coastal dwellers of the Pacific Northwest. Perhaps the most famous damage was from the still-young St James Cathedral in Seattle. Everett had its own drama, with the city shut down for all practical purposes.
Schools were closed, until the correct signal came blasting from whistles. Nope, the radio was barely started and you could not phone onto a hotline in those days.
Trains were shoved into Puget Sound, and horses fared better then the new-fangled “horseless carriages”. It took 22 days before train service over the Cascades was restored.
Read all about it from the Herald, thanks to Dave Ramstad research!