Cut Off from the World!
ne of the worst snow storms in the history of Kent occurred late in April, 1901. The snow started falling on Thursday night, and continued steadily until the following Sunday. All traffic on the railroads and interurbans was at a standstill. Some trains on the Erie were held up for 30 hours. Drifts in some places were 10 feet deep. Telephone and telegraph lines were broken and Kent was without communication with the outside world for more than 48 hours. On Sunday, for the first time in years, all stores were closed, by order of Mayor David Ladd Rockwell. Nothing was allowed to remain open except restaurants.