Entry in progress—B.P.
28 April 1888, The Railway News, pg. 693:
This blizzard was supposed to come from what is called now the Blizzard State — Dakota.
October 1889, Locomotive Fireman’s Magazine, pg. 929:
It was a shameful interference with the rights of a member of 82 and a citizen of the Blizzard State of the Union.
Encyclopedia of Texas, Volume 1
By Nancy Capace
St. Clair SHores, MI: Somerset Publishers, Inc.
The nickname of the Blizzard State was given to Texas undoubtedly because of the frequent wind storms that sweep over the State.
By Melissa McDaniel
New York, NY: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark
It has been called both the Sunshine State and the Blizzard State, and both names make sense. Temperatures in the state have reached as low as 58 degrees Fahrenheit below zero and as high as 120°F above.