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I was in the Boston subway (the T) when the lights went out.

I had gone after my college classes to the Boston Public Library main branch to do research, and was heading home.

I was standing in Copley Square Station when the lights dimmed, went out, came on,...[more]

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It was fun, kinda like camping...[more]

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I was at work in 1412 broadway. our office was on the 12th floor. the entire staff quickly and quietly walked down the 12 flights of stairs. i lived in morris county new jersey. i walked up to the bus terminal on 178th street. took a bus to a diner on rote 3 in clifton...[more]

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I was in the middle of Coldwater Lake, in the south central part of Michigan. We decided to get dinner at the local waterfront restaurant, which we visited two nights earlier. As we approached the dock, a man ran out and said the restaurant was closed, due to no power....[more]

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I lived in Brooklyn, under the El, which meant it was always noisy. You could scream at the top of your lungs when a train went by overhead, and nobody could hear you. I was living in a six story walk-up - on the top floor. Taking out the garbage was more than just a...[more]

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What follows is an excerpt from a letter written on Nov. 15, 1965. My mother wrote this letter to her mother after experiencing the blackout. I am the 5 year old girl described in the letter.

About the blackout--we got caught in the City. What a night! That...[more]

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