The Blizzard of 1978

Blizzard of 1978 | Michigan | The Mitten State

On January 25th, 1978, a legendary blizzard struck Michigan. Snow piled high for days, shutting down schools, grocery stores, and highways. Snowmobiles became the only source of transportation.

Pushing Car | Blizzard of 1978 | The Mitten State

And what did Michigan do?

We did what we always do: WE MADE THE MOST OF IT.

We partied. We got together with friends and family. We built snow forts.

 Snow Shoveling | Blizzard of 78 | The Mitten State

Snoopy | Blizzard of 1978 | The Mitten State

Buried in Snow | Blizzard of 1978 | The Mitten State

We stuck together.

Grocery shopping | Blizzard of 1978 | The Mitten State

Kids | Blizzard of 1978 | The Mitten State

Shopping | Bilzzard of 78 | The Mitten State

And some of us were even born during the blizzard. Chances are, you know someone that was...

 Baby | Blizzard of 1978 | The Mitten State

The inspiration for 2 new tees:

Midwest Is Best

Pray For Snow


  • Tom Kovalak

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring back the “I Survived the Blizzard of ’78” t-shirt! I was 9 that January of ’78 and remember it so well. We could go to our 2nd story window and jump out onto snow. Come on…git-r-done!

  • Jan

    Can’t find the original video with audio of the blizzard with rock- ends w/baby wearing I survived the Blizzard of 78- you have many pics.

  • Kathy S.

    I remember it well. We had just moved to W Mich. I can’t believe I’m still here 40 years later.

  • Laura

    “I survived the Blizzard of ‘78” is a t-shirt I would buy! And, I would buy one for all my friends and family who survived it too! It’s also the year I graduated from high school. Would be a great gift for some of my classmates. LOVED the photos! :)

  • kathleen decicco

    Hey- we had a blizzard in Baltimore, Md. in 1978 too! Looked just like yours! Now I’m in Tampa- no more blizzards for me!

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