This Day in History: 1934-02-19
A blizzard set in the afternoon, by morning the temperature was about 10 degrees with very high winds. A few commuters waited for the train but the earliest train but most of the roads were impassable and taxi service was suspended. When the Ramsey High School closed and school bus service was suspended Principal Haywood closed the Township schools. Although most of the teachers made it in, very few students were able to brave the storm to get to classes. Mr. Donnelly, the teacher at the mountain school arrived to find three of his charges waiting at the door. The High School School was called off for the rest of the week but Mahwah’s schools were scheduled to open on Wednesday the 21st as usual. Several other events in town were postponed or curtailed by the storm.
The colonial tea scheduled by the Ladies Aid of the Ramapo Reformed Church was postponed to the 28th. The first of a series of Lenten breakfasts, held at Mrs. Harriss’ house on Oweno Road had only seventeen in attendance instead of the expected thirty. When another snowstorm hit town on the 28th the Ladies Aid gave up and postponed the Colonial Tea indefinitely.