, Newburyport, MA

January 22, 2013

This Day in History

Newburyport Daily News

---- — On this day in 1881, Newburyport was temporarily connected to Manchester, N.H., by wire until all telegraph and telephone wires were brought down during a violent storm. All New England railroads were blocked by the snow for three to seven days.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury