Essex, MA Snow Storm, Feb 1857

CURIOUS INCIDENT.----In the snow storm on the night of the 18th, the dwelling house of Mr. William Perkins, a good-sized two-story house, located under the brow of a hill, in the town of Essex, Mass., was completely buried in a drift above the chamber windows, insomuch that the occupants were unable to ascertain when it was morning, except by the clock, Mr. Coggswell, one of the neighbors, shovelled[sic] away the snow from one of the chamber windows, when Mr. Perkins took the sash out and thus obtained egress.

The Pittsfield Sun, Pittsfield, MA 19 Feb 1857