LOL Really?? Gosh, I'm 99.999999999999% certain none of us were around 137.5 years ago.
Aside from that, I'm really glad you posted this link I luv weather history. I was reading some other write-up (NWS??) and it said that there were 12 foot drifts in the city of Detroit proper which is really hard to fathom tbh. Back then all these burbs like Rochester, etc were remote farming centers, not even considered "Detroit". Almost as difficult to picture in my head, is the record (briefly) deepest snow in downtown Detroit of 28" OTG during early March 1900. Detroit proper has such a poor Big Dog climo. It is very telling that the #1 and 2 storms were outside traditional winter. Only #3 (GHD-2) was a DJFM inclusive storm. Almost as rare as Big Dogs here in far SEMI is the ever elusive Blizzard Warning. I mean, check out this map and you can see that clearly DTX far and away leads the nation in lack of BW's for such a northern latitude. (and this is now 2 years later so add another 730-ish days onto that ugly number)