On this day in engineering history, the northeastern U.S. was buried by the Blizzard of 1978. The winter storm dumped as much as 55 inches of snow in some areas, battering swaths of New England and New York with hurricane-force winds and eerie blasts of thunder and lightning. Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and the New York City metropolitan area were especially hard hit.
Rock Medicine which would have been kept inside medicine bundles that were opened at the first sound of thunder in spring and just before the onset of winter. The contents were displayed in the ‘Singing of the Cooked Meat’ ceremony which was intended to bring good fortune to the tribe.